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Educational Studies Degree

Education Bachelor's Degree Major or Minor

Designed for students who have an interest in an education-oriented career beyond becoming a licensed teacher. We recognize the importance of education and training as important aspects of so many careers, and provide students with the theoretical background and practical application in order to better understand learners and learning. 

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Why should I earn a bachelor of educational studies degree?

Opportunity

With an educational studies degree, you will be qualified for a wide range of career options around the field of education including policy, teaching, and more. 

Horizons

Gain the skills of a well-rounded teacher without committing to a K-12 teaching licensure, and find ways to advance knowledge. 

Specialize

Use the broad spectrum of the program to focus on other areas you are also interested in. 

What Can I Do With an Educational Studies Degree

  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Peace Corps 
  • Academic advising
  • Education publishing 
  • Educational law 
  • Adult education 

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Why study educational studies at BVU?

Respected School of Education

BVU is a leader in education programs, and there’s a reason. With our experienced faculty, you will learn how to excel in all kinds of educational settings—becsause we’re committed to learning and the people of our region. You will discover the history, psychology, and all-around practical tips of teaching well. But don’t take our word for it. Come to BVU and learn for yourself.

Community Connections

With our connections to local schools and service programs, you can expect to be plugged into your community as you learn how to interact with a variety of audiences. From student mentoring at a middle or high school to community-based learning and social justice education, you will be able to put your classroom learning into practice.

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Buena Vista University’s student organization Teachers Inc. and members of BVU’s Kappa Delta Pi honor society hosted an event entitled, “Dory and the Dean,” to discuss the positive impact therapy dogs have on youth. The event was named in honor of Dory, a therapy dog who visits the Storm Lake Middle School and interacts with students several times each week.

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On Site

Learn at a BVU Site

You can earn your Bachelor of Educational Studies degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment — we accept 100% of transfer credits from these partner colleges.

Transfer to BVU

100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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Educational Studies Courses

  • Major in Educational Studies (33 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in Educational Studies (21-22 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Education Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

 

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

 

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