Preparing professional educators for a lifetime of teaching and learning

About Educational Studies at Keuka College

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, and group homes, to name a few. Some students will go on to earn a master's degree and seek a teaching certification.

Educational Studies Program Highlights

Foundational Knowledge

You will gain a solid base of educational theory and practice to help you determine your career path.

The Role of a Teacher

You will learn how and in what ways learning occurs, and how to build and maintain effective education programs.

Shaping Each Student

Gather the tools needed to help your students learn based on their learning style and natural abilities.

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Program Overview

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.

Program Requirements

The Faculty

The education faculty at Keuka College are world-­class teachers and scholars who get to know you on a personal level. They strive to help you fulfill your potential, so you can enter your own classroom fully prepared to teach students at the level of your choosing.

Faculty in the Division of Education

Global Education

Students pursuing an education degree have myriad opportunities for international travel. Each year, education professors lead group Field Period™ trips abroad.

On campus, you have the chance to live, study, and interact with students from such countries as China, Vietnam, South Africa, and Curacao. Joining the Keuka College International Club (KCIC) or the Multicultural Student Association will further enhance your global interconnectedness.

If you are interested in doing something a little different than teaching in a traditional American classroom, register for the brand new Teaching English Abroad minor.

With classes such as multiculturalism and social justice, globalization, and educational psychology, adding an Education minor to any program will give you the ability to be adventurous after graduating.


There are many ways to get involved outside the classroom at Keuka College. Hone your skills in education with extracurricular clubs and honor societies such as:

  • Childhood Education Club
  • Council for Exceptional Children/Special Education Club (CEC/SPED)
  • Education Club
  • Lambda Theta Lambda, Education Honor Society

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