Education & Social Policy Studies
Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you want to be of service to children, families, and individuals?
The Bachelor of Arts in Education and Social Policy Studies is designed for students interested in the field of education but not necessarily in teacher licensure. Students in the major will develop knowledge and skills related to learning theory, sociological theory, child and adolescent development, social and education policy, social services, and advocacy. Course work draws from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, social work, and business to prepare graduates to think holistically about support systems and structures that serve children, adolescents, and marginalized populations and to work in a variety of education and social services roles.
The interdisciplinary program will prepare you to work in education and social services fields in a variety of roles. Hands-on internship opportunities will help you explore the many possibilities open to you with this degree.
- Interdisciplinary approach — You'll take course work in education, social work, psychology, sociology, and business in order to help you better understand educational and social services structures.
- Internship opportunities — You'll have the opportunity to select internships with agencies, organizations, and companies that align with your career goals.
- Learning abroad — MVNU offers a variety of travel opportunities, including short-term service-learning trips and full semester study away programs. You can participate in travel opportunities to extend and broaden your knowledge and increase your marketability.
- Quality faculty — Learn from highly qualified faculty who have worked in a variety of education, social work, and psychology settings.
You'll learn from faculty in a variety of academic areas in this interdisciplinary program. See more information about them here.
Check out the catalog for a complete list of the requirements, courses, and objectives for the Education & Social Policy Studies program.
Graduates of this program can explore career opportunities in a variety of settings that may include:
- Teaching in private/charter schools
- Teaching in Christian schools
- Corporate training
- Education non-profit work with organizations like the YMCA, the United Way, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, and many others
- Recreation and summer camps
- GED tutoring
- Suicide prevention groups
- Transitional shelters
- Refugee support groups
- Textbook/publishing companies
- Education consulting
- Education policy/government work