Educational Studies

Learn How to Apply the Art & Science of Teaching in Innovative Ways

Myriad career paths await students who choose educational studies. You'll build a solid base in educational theory and practice, foundations of American education and its role in society, as well as issues related to curriculum, and the profession of teaching.

The grounding you'll receive in your coursework is similar to our traditional education programs (without the student-teaching component), so you'll be prepared for a variety of careers in daycare centers, museums, educational advocacy centers, corporations, and group homes, to name a few. 

Program Overview

Educational Studies Major

The goal of the education studies program is to give students a solid base in educational theory and practice — a full understanding of the role of the teacher, how and in what ways learning occurs, and how to build and maintain effective programs. While this bachelor's degree isn’t designed to prepare students to become classroom teachers, it provides the knowledge and skills to be successful partners in the educational setting.

Graduates have gone on to work in daycare centers, group homes, service organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, preschools, museums, hospitals, and social service agencies, among others.

You can enhance your educational studies major with an emphasis in communication studies, technology, business, political systems, history, science, English, infants and toddlers, American Sign Language, working with children, or working with families.

Educational Studies Minor

Minoring in education is a great way to supplement your major with a firm background in educational theory and practice. You'll gain the necessary foundation to become a partner in any educational setting.

The education minor is ideal for those who may wish to go into corporate training, human resources, and professions that are closely related to education, schools, and school systems.

And in support of the education of all students, you'll consider philosophical, historical, theoretical, and legal foundations of special education, and the education of other categories of students who are considered at-risk, such as migrant, homeless, and incarcerated youth, minorities, the LGBTQA+ community, transgender students, first Americans, students with health challenges, and students living in poverty.

You'll also explore societal perspectives on special education, philosophical and psychological aspects of education, along with foundations of language and literacy.

Learn More About Educational Studies

Dr. Tiffany Coyle

Assistant Professor of Education

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
Ed.D. in Teaching and Curriculum
Nazareth College
M.S.Ed. in Literacy
Nazareth College
B.A. in Psychology, Inclusive Education

Dr. Peter Kozik

Associate Professor of Education

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
Ph.D.
Syracuse University
M.A.
Williams College
B.A.

Biography

Peter Kozik received his Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from Syracuse University in 2008. He served for nine years as Project Coordinator for the New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change and Chairperson of the Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling, a consortium of 75 NYS colleges and universities with teacher preparation programs interested in advancing the inclusion of students with disabilities through professional development and partnerships.

Prior to that, he has served as a school principal PK – 12 and as a CSE Chairperson and Title 1 Coordinator. He has taught English Language Arts at all levels from 4th grade to graduate school as well as Mathematics and Social Sciences to adults in search of their GED. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Education Division at Keuka College where he teaches courses in Adolescent Methods (Biology, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Mathematics), Assessment, and Special Education Systems at the undergraduate level, and Professional Leadership for Literacy and Writing K-12 at the graduate level.

Dr. Klaudia Lorinczova

Division Chair
Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Academic Credentials

University of Oklahoma
Ph.D.
University of Constantine the Philosopher
M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
University of Constantine the Philosopher
M.A. in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Biography

Klaudia Lorinczova, a native of Slovakia, has been in the field of Education for several decades. Her career began as a secondary level English as a Foreign language teacher, teaching grades 8-12. She moved to United States in 2004 to pursue a degree in Literacy and Language Development adding elementary education to her experience, with focus on first grade. Working with teachers and teacher candidates has been a life-long dream and a very rewarding career. Classroom is an absolute comfort zone for her. She speaks six languages (Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, German, and English) and uses her linguistic knowledge in her courses with focus on Literacy and English Language Learners. Ask her junior/senior students about "lodka" and you will get a story about them having to sit through a lesson she teaches in her native Slovak language to demonstrate how ELLs feel in an English language classroom.

Contact Information

Dr. Klaudia Lorinczova

Division Chair

Associate Professor of Educational Studies

(315) 279-5699
klorincz@keuka.edu