2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.S. in Educational Studies

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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 in the B.S. in Educational Studies program explore some of today’s most sought-after areas of expertise, including educational technology, diversity, law and ethics, psychology, and creativity. They are 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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates 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.

Degree Requirements

  • 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.

General Education Courses (45 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 or 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.


Elective Courses (70 cr.)

Choose 10 courses from general education, B.S. in Educational Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 55 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 70 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Note: RN-BSN courses are not available to students outside the RN-BSN program.

Program Data

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