BA in Education: Non-Licensure Degree Option
Individual Focus in Education
When you choose to pursue BA in Education Program's Individual Focus in Education (non-licensure) Degree Option, you actively define your own, individual area of inquiry. This degree option is of special interest to educators, parents, or community/cultural workers who seek knowledge in the field of educational pedagogy who are not seeking teacher licensure. Within an individualized education focus, work may include studies in antiracist education, alternative schooling, integrative arts, mediation, bilingual education, spirituality, and environmental sustainability, to name a few. This degree option is for the education student who desires to put the ideals of democracy, human development, peace, and global responsibility into practice. The individual focus allows you to match your passion in education with your degree in education.
Community Education Concentration
The BA in Education Program offers a concentration in Community Education for students currently engaged in community education and related fields. The concentration aims to bring early childhood educators, youth workers, after-school providers, continuing-education leaders, and others together to combine the understanding of education theory with knowledge and skills acquired through working in the field.
Community Education students use their experiences in the workplace and the local community to produce a relevant and meaningful program of study rooted in theory, expanded through practice, and focused on personal and professional educational goals. Students in the Community Education Concentration cover three required learning areas:
The philosophy and history of progressive and community education
The community education process, and
The understanding of community education in a political context.
Students also have the option of studying program and curriculum development in a community context.