Degrees and Programs

Educational Studies

In Educational Studies you'll examine the processes involved in teaching and learning. You'll build a foundation of historical, philosophical, sociological, political, multicultural and gender perspectives in relation to education and by examining current issues, innovations and research.

Popular Concentrations in Educational Studies:

  • adult education
  • early childhood programs
  • educational psychology
  • learning communities
  • lifelong learning
  • sociology of education
  • training and staff development

Why choose a degree in Educational Studies?

Students often pursue a concentration in educational studies in order to:

  • prepare for work in
    • teaching or training programs for adults
    • work force development
    • community education, 
    • international training and development
    • early childhood education and program administration
  • prepare for advanced study in education or in other fields
  • combine knowledge of children's programs with the theoretical constructs that underlie the programs and broaden their knowledge and skills.

Teacher Preparation

Empire State College does not have a registered teacher certification program at the bachelor's level.

Please review the pathways to certification for information on how degree study at Empire State College can be relevant to certification, and when studies at Empire State College are not useful to the student seeking certification.

The college offers a teacher certification program at the master's level. With our Master of Arts in Teaching program, you can begin teaching in a high-need urban middle or high school in just one year.