Bachelor of Science in Education Studies

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

There are many opportunities to work in education for those who want to serve students, but aren’t seeking a teaching license. The Bachelor of Science with a major in education studies at Trine University will prepare you for many of these roles.
 

The degree: Foundation for education careers 


The Bachelor of Science with a major in education studies degree at Trine University equips you with an essential foundation to work in educational roles. It does not lead to state licensure.
As an education studies major, you can complete two or more minors that will allow you to focus on areas of interest. You can choose from coaching, communications, exercise science, leadership, music or psychology, or work with your advisor to choose another option that matches your career goals.
This program is also appropriate for international students looking to gain the benefits of participating in teacher education courses in the United States.

The experience: Geared to your desired career path

The education studies program will equip you with the knowledge, skills and disposition for a variety of education-aligned careers. You will come to understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas. You will learn to design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.

This program culminates in an immersive senior capstone experience in a setting aligned to your career path.

The result: Be prepared for your career in education

The Bachelor of Science with a major in education studies prepares you for after-school program roles, private and alternative schools, youth organization development, early childhood education, coaching, strength and conditioning opportunities, and support roles in general and special education, among other areas.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education Requirements - 42 Hours

• Communication - 9 hours

• ENG 143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• Humanities and Social Science - 12 hours

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• Humanities elective

• Social Science elective

• Mathematics and Science - 9 hours

• MA 113 College Algebra or MA 133 Quantitative Reasoning

• Science elective

• Math or Science elective

• Other - 12 hours

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• General Education elective

Additional Requirements - 78 credit hours

• UE 101 University Experience

• Capstone and Internship - 3 hours

• EDU 4003 Internship

Professional Education Requirements - 20 hours

• EDU 111 Education Exploration  

• EDU 211 Education Immersion

• EDU 212 Music for the Elementary Teacher  

• EDU 222 Educational Psychology (K-6)

• EDU 232 Educational Psychology (5-12)

• EDU 242 Physical Education for K-6

• EDU 252 School and Community Health

• EDU 273 Issues in American Education

• EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Classroom  

• EDU 462 Educational Measurements

• EDU 463 Educational Media Technology

Concentration Requirements - 30 hours

Must complete at least 15 credit hours listed as options from two of the following minors. If approved by academic advisor, student can choose an option not listed to fulfill concentration hour requirement.  

Option A - Coaching Minor, 18 hours

• EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science

Choose 15 credits from the following courses:

• BIO 154 Human Anatomy & Lab

• EXS 103 Teaching of Sport Skills I

• EXS 203 Risk & Sports or MGT 303 Risk Management

• EXS 273 Nutrition

• EXS 343 Principles of Human Performance

• EXS 493 Strength & Conditioning Preparation

• LDR 203 Leadership Strengths or MGT 323 Leadership

• SM 393 Sport Psychology

Option B – Communication Minor, 15 hours

• COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

• COM prefix courses with at least six hours at the 300 level or above.

Option C – Exercise Science Minor, 15 hours

• EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science

Choose 12 Credits from the following courses:

• BIO 154 Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology

• EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness

• EXS 103 Teaching Sport Skills I

• EXS 273 Nutrition

• EXS 283 Fitness Evaluation Assessments

• EXS 333 Kinesiology

• EXS 353 Exercise Physiology

• EXS 373 Health Promotion & Problems

Option D – Leadership Minor, 24 hours

• COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

• LDR 403 Creativity, Innovation, & Influence

• LDR 433 Leadership Practicum

• MGT 323 Leadership

• PHL 313 Ethics

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

Choose two courses from the following:

• BA 333 Social Media for Business

• COM 213 Business Communication

• COM 233 Intercultural Communication

• COM 363 Rhetoric & Persuasion

• COM 413 Corporate & Organizational Communication

• POLS 343 American Political Thought

• POLS 373 Political Psychology

• MGT 313 Human Resource Management

• MGT 333 Supervision

• MGT 343 Human Resource Development

• MGT 363 Organizational Behavior

• MGT 413 Management of Quality

• MGT 443 Managing Operations

• MGT 453 Strategic Management

• PSY 343 Social Psychology

• PSY 373 Political Psychology

• SM 313 Sport & Recreational Management

• SM 393 Sport Psychology

• SM 413 Organization & Administration of Athletics

Option E – Music Minor, 25 hours

• MUS 112 Piano Lab

• MUS 113 Music Theory I

• MUS 123 Music History I

• MUS 213 Music Theory II

• MUS 223 Music History II

• MUS 253 Techniques of Conducting

• Select Applied Studies (4 hours): Complete 4 hours of Applied Studies in either Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, String or Voice.

• MUS 1011 Applied Studies x 4

Select Ensemble Studies (4 hours)

• MUS 1141 Chamber Orchestra

• MUS 1151 Marching Band

• MUS 1161 Wind Ensemble/Pep Band

• MUS 1171 University Choir

• MUS 1181 Jazz Band

• MUS 1191 Jazz/Show Choir

Option F – Psychology, 15 hours

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

Choose one from Clinical Core Courses (3 hours):

• PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology

• PSY 363 Counselling

• PSY 413 Psychology of Addiction

• PSY 423 Counselling Theories & Practices

Choose one from Social Core Courses (3 hours):

• PSY 333 Psychology of Personality

• PSY 343 Social Psychology

• PSY 373 Political Psychology

Choose one from Developmental Core Courses (3 hours):

• PSY 223 Lifespan Development Psychology

• SOC 323 The Family

 • PSY 353 Child & Adolescent Psychology

Electives (3 hours)

• PSY prefix course 200 level or above

• Electives – 30 hours

Elective hours determined in conjunction with advisor and based on student career objectives

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