Developing strong and equitable educational systems requires well-informed leaders who can engage critically, thoughtfully, and ethically in educational policy debates and practices in Wisconsin, the U.S., and the world. The Bachelor of Science in Education Studies explores issues of inequality and social justice within educational reform. Courses examine the interconnections between education and other major socio-economic institutions, including the justice system, the healthcare system, families and neighborhoods, youth development organizations, economic development, and foreign affairs.
The education studies major prepares students for work in educational and governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations (both domestic and international), think tanks, policy institutes, community organizations, and other out-of-school educational spaces. Graduates might serve as educational researchers, policy directors, program officers, or in other positions of institutional leadership and will be well prepared to work in education-related organizations or to pursue advanced studies in educational policy at the graduate level.