Education means so much more today than simply attending a class in a traditional classroom setting. Education happens in schools, postsecondary institutions, public and private organizations, the workplace, and the home. It happens in classrooms and community centers, in libraries and laboratories, in offices and online. Education can involve people of all ages, from all walks of life, pursuing some type of learning goal, from graduating high school to learning new career skills to engaging in a new hobby.
Students explore some of today’s most sought-after areas of expertise, including educational technology, diversity, law and ethics, psychology, and creativity. Students will be able to apply their newfound knowledge to any number of roles, including workforce development; nonprofit agencies; community programs; tutoring and support services for children and adults; education-business partnerships; and educational policy.
At the end of this program, students will be able to:
1. Critically examine the role of education in a global society.
2. Reflect on the importance of creativity in the teaching and learning process.
3. Evaluate the potential impact of educational programs and practices on diverse populations.
4. Demonstrate an ability to use digital technologies in professional communication, collaboration, and problem solving.
5. Analyze changes in views of knowledge, learning, and literacy in the 21st century.
6. Apply principles of learner motivation in evaluating learning environments.
7. Make effective decisions based on a sound understanding of legal and ethical issues in education.
8. Integrate and apply educational concepts, using multiple perspectives and procedures, in addressing a selected issue.
- 181 total quarter credits (including 45 cr. completed at Walden)
- First course (1 cr.)
- General education courses (45 cr.)
- Core courses (60 cr.)
- Elective courses (70 cr.)
- Capstone course (5 cr.)