Learning & Education Studies, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Learning & Education Studies


assistant dean for academic affairs: Kathy Ryan

department office:     110 Education Building

1310 South Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-2800

email: saao@education.illinois.edu


program website:  Learning and Education Studies

faculty: College of Education Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Undergraduate Admissions

college website: https://education.illinois.edu/


This curriculum prepares individuals for positions requiring expertise in formal and non-formal learning and educational settings that do NOT require licensure (becoming a licensed teacher).  Students interested in becoming a licensed teacher should consider the licensure program in the majors of Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or Middle Grades Education. 

A minimum of 120 semester hours is necessary for graduation in the Learning and Education Studies program.  Students will spend much of the first two years with general education courses, achieving a solid preparation in the humanities, social and natural sciences, technology and mathematics.  In the final two years of the major, students will take a set of core courses, as well as coursework in one of the following concentrations: 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Learning & Education Studies


A minimum of 120 semester hours is necessary for graduation in the Learning and Education Studies program.  Students will spend much of the first two years with general education courses, achieving a solid preparation in the humanities, social and natural sciences, technology and mathematics.  In the final two years of the major, students will take a set of core courses, as well as coursework in one of the following concentrations: 

Degree Requirements

Orientation Seminar
EDUC 101Education Orientation Seminar1

The following degree requirements also meet general education course requirements and must be selected from the campus general education course list.  Selections of core requirements courses should be made in consultation with the adviser.

Composition 1
Composition I4-6
Advanced Composition3-4
Quantitative Reasoning 1
An approved basic course in statistical methods such as STAT 100, SOC 280, or PSYC 2353-4
From approved campus list3
Natural Sciences and Technology 1
From approved campus list 6
Humanities and the Arts 1
From approved campus list6
Social and Behavioral Sciencess 1
From approved campus list (must include PSYC 100)6
Cultural Studies 1
From Western Culture(s) approved campus list3
From U.S. Minority Culture(s) approved campus list3
From Non-Western Culture(s) approved campus list3
Language other than English
Three years of one language other than English in high school or competion of the third semester of college-level language0-12
Core Requirements 2
Choose 2 from the following Education Foundations:6-7
EPS 201, Foundations of Education; EPS 202, Foundations of Education Advanced Composition; or EDUC 201, Identity and Difference in Edu
Career Theory and Practice
Child Development in Education
The Culture of Disability
Choose 6 from the following, with at least 2 in each area:18-20
Learning and Instruction:
Introduction to Digital Learning Environments
Language Varieties, Cultures and Learning
Social Learning and Knowledge
Educational Psychology
Psychology of Learning in Education
Child Language and Education
Leadership in a Diverse Global Economy:
Social Justice, School and Society 3
Race and Cultural Diversity
Asian American Education 3
Historical & Social Barriers
Facilitation Skills
Diversity in the Workplace
Concentration 2
Students must complete 24 credit hours within one of the following areas of concentration: 1) Applied Learning Science, 2) Educational Equality and Cultural Understanding, 3) Workplace Training and Development, or 4) Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching and Agency.24
Electives
Electives (including minor, if taken)12-31
Total Hours120

Total minimum hours include general education, language other than English, concentration and core credits.