The B.S. program in Selected Studies in Education centers educational justice and hands on experience by analyzing educational change through a global lens.
This program draws on the interdisciplinary strength and social justice focus of the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education while pulling from the expertise of faculty who teach across the School of Education and Syracuse University. It is an innovative major that incorporates various areas of study, disciplines, and theoretical frameworks to gain a broad understanding of education policy and practice. Students deepen their studies by complete at least one internship, and specializing in one of five focus areas:
My interest is in working in higher education student affairs. I have been a part of opportunity outreach programs since the 6th grade, so I have a tremendous love and appreciation for them. I believe that people can be successful and continue with their education if only they are given the proper opportunities and motivation.”
– Michelle ‘18
You will receive advising support, career services, and one-on-one mentoring from the School of Education and other departments at Syracuse University, developing your professional portfolio and identity with faculty who are leaders and experts in their fields.
This program is not tied with state teaching certification requirements. Students in this program like school counseling, social work, educational policy, educational justice organizations, diversity programs, coaching, recreation, educational technology, and student affairs in higher education.
Graduates pursue careers and further studies in fields like:
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 will likely 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.