The backbone of academia
Develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs of education
If you’re interested in the theory, law, or policy behind education, then a degree in Educational Studies might be for you. At FLC’s School of Education, you’ll study practical teaching methods and analytical data gathering, while working with diverse youth-based programs. Graduate prepared to teach any age group and create content for family and culturally responsive programs.
Educational Studies Major
This degree does not lead to a teaching license.
"Our professors are all trained educators, and we consider ourselves to be lifelong learners; not a sage on stage. We guide; we facilitate; we share, but we do so together."
Your first step will be to meet with an Admission Counselor. Once accepted as a First-year student, talk to a Teacher Education Department advisor as soon as you can. Review the course catalog and four year map so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.
Your first step will be to meet with an Admissions Counselor, who can help with initial course planning. At this time, the FLC Registrar will review your transcript to determine which credits from your prior school can transfer here. To research what courses will be accepted:
In any case, contact our department as soon as possible and plan to complete a fingerprint and background check. This is required before you are permitted to take coursework that involves observation and teaching in local schools. Review the course catalog so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.
The road ahead
This degree provides key experience working with diverse youth-based programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Durango Nature Studies, Durango Arts Center, Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Ute Mountain Ute Education Program and Powerhouse Science Center.
Coursework will help prepare you to teach many age groups, focus on specific content areas (e.g. Art, Science, History, Native American Studies), and create family and culturally-responsive programs.
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