Educational Studies Major

Bachelor of Science
Educational Studies

Educational Studies at Greenville University 

Educational opportunities outside of public school systems abound. The educational studies major prepares you for work in museum education, national parks or outdoor education, community education programs, mission or ministry education, or private institutions. This program does not lead to an Illinois State Teaching License.

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90% job placement
Ninety percent of graduates from Greenville University’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.
99% pass rate on edTPA
Students at Greenville currently have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.
Fully Accredited
Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why GU


Gateways ECE credential. Greenville University is a Gateways to Opportunity entitled institution for the ECE credential levels 2,3,4, and 5.


Character education. Earn nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus and learn to educate the whole child.


Faith-based. Learn to incorporate your faith into both your studies and your career. 

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Educational Studies Major Success Story

Sucess Stories

I decided to come to GU because I love the community here. I was surrounded by great people that really invested in me and always pushed me to be greater than I formally was.

-Johnny Milabu

Program Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

This major requires that students complete 51-56 hours of credit, depending on the chosen emphasis.