About the Program
This program recognizes the importance of preparing you—a future educator—for the wide range of settings where learning happens. It combines a solid research foundation with the latest learning innovations so you’ll emerge ready for today’s educational opportunities.
What You'll Learn
- Gain skills in teaching, instructional design, coaching and mentoring, training, program planning, administration, and experiential education.
- Examine the ways different settings, policies, economics, and social dynamics impact the learning process.
- Develop stronger skills in leadership, collaboration, communication, writing, and research.
Plan of Study
You can choose to complete foundation courses in children and youth learning, or in adult learning. You will then specialize in an area of expertise, complete an internship if you choose to, and conduct a senior research thesis or project.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.
Serious Games, Gamification and Beyond
Gaming has become an important learning medium in both formal and non-formal settings. Here, you’ll learn the differences between gamification, game-based learning, and learning games—and how to make the best use of each format. You’ll connect learning theories to game design, and design a game-based learning unit.
Globalization of Education
This course analyzes the political, economic, and social forces behind the globalization of education. It uses the latest frameworks and theories to analyze the impact of globalization on everyday educational practices and the role education plays in shaping society. The class introduces systems thinking, power relations analysis, and different responses to education’s globalization.