Explore issues in education and learning through this unique multidisciplinary program that is tailored to individual interests, preparing graduates for a variety of careers inside and outside educational institutions.
This program draws on the interdisciplinary strength and social justice focus of the School of Education while pulling from the expertise of faculty who teach across Syracuse University. It is an innovative major that incorporates various areas of study, disciplines, and theoretical frameworks to gain a broad understanding of learning and education policy and practice. Students deepen their studies by completing at least one internship and by specializing in one of five focus areas:
As a School of Education student, you’ll enjoy small classes, personal advising, and a close-knit community with all the benefits of attending a dynamic research institution. You’ll work closely with our faculty of nationally recognized scholars as you develop your professional identity and portfolio and receive tailored career advising.
Graduates pursue careers and further studies in fields such as:
As a student in the Selected Studies program, you may choose one of five focus areas:
You’ll work closely with your advisor to design a personal degree plan based on your interests and professional goals. Students typically complete core education courses, a common liberal arts core, a major or minor in a liberal arts area, and several research methods courses. With careful advising and planning, students may add a second major or a minor from the College of Arts and Sciences without extending their time-to-completion.
Your first semester will likely include education and focus area classes, writing, math, and science. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.