Liberal Studies with Concentration in Educational Studies (B.A.)

  • Program Overview

    Combine liberal arts knowledge with an education curriculum to prepare for a career in teaching and related professions including higher education, education policy, school counseling, and more.

    Program Overview

    The bachelor's program in liberal studies with a concentration in educational studies includes a solid liberal arts foundation as well as education courses to prepare you for a variety of careers, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Those interested in a teaching license use this degree through the Endicott College Van Loan School of Professional Studies to prepare for graduate studies.

    Liberal arts courses help you gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature, and history. Education courses focus on curriculum theory and design, special education, instructional technology, and key concepts and thinkers in the field. Internships are available throughout your program and help you build a resume in your chosen field.

    In the final stage of the program, you will design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills and experiences related to your professional goals and your chosen area of specialization.

    Note: The educational studies concentration does not lead to a teaching license.

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online). Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate;
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts;
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa

    Program of Study

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
    Education Electives - 12 cr.
    Core Elective - 3 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
    General Education Electives - 12 cr. 
    Open Electives - 36 cr.

    • EC 350 - Career Transitions (Cr: 3)
    • ED 101 - Introduction to Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 102 - Curriculum Theory and Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Inclusionary Practices in Educational Settings (Cr: 3)
    • ED 210 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 312 - Literature for Children (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • POL 113 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • LST 305 - Applied Research Methods (Cr: 3)
    • LST 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • LST 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program students will:

    • Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication.
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the concentration.
    • Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of educational studies as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core.
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the field of education including the areas of historic and current trends, assessment, special needs, psychology and technology.
    • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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