Specific learning outcomes of the Multidisciplinary Studies degree with the Education Concentration include:
- Critical Thinking, Logic, and Analysis
- Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
- Written and Oral Communication
- Information Literacy and Computer Sciences
- Understanding of the scope and relevance of the arts and humanities throughout history and within contemporary society
- Integration of Scientific Thought and Analysis
- Understanding of intercultural and intra-cultural concepts within the social sciences
- Fundamental theories and practices within K-12 education
- Social foundations of education
- Classroom management and discipline
- Teaching math in elementary grades
- Integrated language arts and reading
- Strategies for teaching
- Psychology of learning
- The successful inclusion classroom
Careers and Further Study:
Students will acquire a vocabulary in concepts and methods of critical thinking and will gain the skills necessary to navigate and manage complex systems, obtain fulfilling employment, and compete in the working world. Students will develop persuasive oral communication and writing skills and be prepared to utilize them in their employment and graduate study. With these transferrable skills and broad-based knowledge, our graduates will be equipped to take on new and unforeseen challenges in this fast-paced and quickly changing world.
Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers, often working in schools, community organizations and services, government agencies, and businesses. Many go on to graduate study in fields ranging from education, to law, to business management.
Graduates find employment as teachers or aides in a wide range of schools and as educators in community organizations. The concentration is not designed to meet licensure requirements; however, graduates will be prepared to enroll in a master of education program leading to educator licensure.