Education Studies

The SJC Education Division’s Education Studies Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers with children and adolescents outside of the typical school setting.  The program does not lead to licensure; however, graduates will be prepared to work in non-profit agencies, youth centers, after-school programs, museums, youth ministry, and more. 

DEPARTMENT

AVAILABLE DEGREES

BS in Education Studies (4 year)

Also available as a minor

Why Education Studies?

  • 1 A degree in Education Studies is a solid foundation for those interested in teaching subjects in which the state does not offer licensure programs, such as religion and outdoor education.
  • 2 As an educator, you will have the opportunity to inspire students and teach subjects that you are passionate about.
  • 3Many people who work in education  find their jobs rewarding. As an educator, you will have the opportunity to teach someone something new every day, a very gratifying experience. 

Careers in Education Studies

  • After-School Program Director
  • Education Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Youth Minister
  • Youth Center Director

Alumni Graduate Schools

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Chicago
  • Purdue University
  • DePaul University

Why Study Education Studies at Saint Joseph's College?

Variety

The Education Studies curriculum is designed to prepare students to teach and work with children and adolescents outside of the typical school setting or classroom. Although the first year of the Education Studies program is identical to that of SJC Education majors or minors, latter courses expose Education Studies majors and minors to a wide array of topics. For example, unlike Education students, Education Studies students take EDC 214: Introduction to Exceptional Needs, SOC 348: Sociology of Education, and EDC 400: Capstone in Education Studies. By taking these classes and more, SJC Education Studies graduates are prepared work in non-profit agencies, youth centers, after-school programs, museums, youth ministry, and other areas.

Dedication to Excellence

SJC’s Education Division is a highly accredited program. All of our Education programs have been approved by the State of Indiana Professional Standards Board for the Training of Elementary and Secondary Teachers and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As a result, the SJC Education Division has an exceptionally high employment rate.

Faculty and Class Size

In addition to having extensive experience, each of the SJC Education Division faculty members holds a master's or doctoral degree. Classes range in size between 15 and 20 students.

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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.