Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Dec 01, 2023  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Education Studies Major

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39 or more credits, most options 39-43 credits.

Required courses for Education Studies major:

Education Studies Thematic Core

Students can select one of 3 options for a Thematic Core: Teaching and Learning (pathway to 4+1 Master of Arts in Teaching program), minor in a complimentary discipline, or Student Designed Thematic Core. Students MUST select one of these thematic cores.

Teaching and Learning (pathway to 4+1 MAT program)(16 credits):

  • 12 credits of graduate level education courses selected in consultation with graduate advisor. (note: currently students are allowed to take up to 12 graduate credits that also count toward their undergraduate degree.)
  • US History course (4)
  • MAT prerequisite courses are strongly recommended (these courses are required for Maryland State Teacher Certification in Elementary Education through the graduate program. Strongly recommend students complete these as undergraduates):
    • Literature
    • English Composition (can be WRT 181 )
    • Art and/or music (totaling 3 or more credits)
    • History (100- or 200-level)(note: 1 history course can double-count for US History course requirement for major)
    • History (200-level)
    • Social Science (one course taken from one of the following programs: Sociology and Anthropology; Political Science and International Relations; Economics; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
    • Natural science (three courses other than psychology or cognitive science; one course must be a four-credit laboratory course)
    • Math (three courses if placed at the L level: MA 110 , MA 113 , and a DA-foundational course; students placing at the M level must complete a DA-foundational course; students placing at the H or H+ level must fulfill the college DA requirement)

Minor (18-26+ credits depending on minor):

Students can select a minor in a field of disciplinary interest to complement education studies. Note: if the minor does not require 8 credits at the 300- and/or 400-level, students will have to complete one additional 4-credit 300- or 400-level course.

Student Designed Thematic Core (12-16 credits):

Students can collaborate with their EDS academic advisor to design a thematic core around which to build their course of study. The core must include at least 4 courses related to the selected theme, preferably in the same department. At least 8 credits must be at the 300-level or higher.

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