Education Sciences B.A.
  Angelique McGrew Gregory Deleon
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The major in Education Sciences provides a foundation for the study of education, focused on four domains. These include

  • Human development, learning, and cognition
  • Societal and policy contexts affecting education
  • Media and communication systems for learning
  • Educational research and evaluation

Students in the major have the option of completing up to two specializations:

  • Early Childhood Learning and Development
  • Children's Learning and Development
  • After-School Learning and Development
  • Digital Media and Learning
  • English Language Learning
  • Research and Evaluation

With advanced planning, students in the major can complete a minor or second major in another discipline.

The B.A. in Education Sciences is not a professional degree. However, graduates are well prepared to pursue teacher training. Information for aspiring teachers is available through the UC Irvine School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Education Sciences graduates are prepared for careers in the global knowledge economy, with opportunities to apply learning modalities and technologies in multicultural contexts. Graduates may choose from career opportunities in public education, informatics, higher education, and education software development. Many graduates will pursue advanced degrees leading to instructional credentialing or administrative leadership.

A 2015 Forbes study identified Education as the most popular vocational field for recent university graduates.

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