Our Bachelor of Arts degree program in instructional studies is a useful alternative to the teacher certification route. It is intended for students who have a strong interest in the field of education and are seeking opportunities that would not require formal state certification.
Two sequences, Pre-Kindergarten through grade four and grades four through eight, are available.
Students in the instructional studies program can choose one of the University's minors or a concentration in one of the following areas:
Child care administrator
Courses & Topics
You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in our instructional studies major.
Family and Community Diversity
Assessment and Adaptation
The Adolescent Development
Special Education and Inclusive Practices
With an instructional studies degree, you will have the option to pursue career opportunities in various areas, such as:
Daycare and early learning centers
Paraprofessional in public schools
Private schools not requiring PDE certification
Extended school programs
Profit and non-profit organizations focused on children, youth and families