Bachelor of Science
Educational Studies

Educational Studies at Greenville University 

The educational studies major prepares you for abundant opportunities outside of seeking an Illinois State Teaching License. You could 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.
Educational Career

Pursue a unique career where you'll educate outside of the public school classroom. Educational studies is an excellent choice for those interested in museum education, national parks/outdoor education, community education programs, mission/ministry education, or private institutions.


Find multiple opportunities to interact with other teaching professionals in field experience observations. During your first Interterm as an education major, you will observe in urban schools in St. Louis. During your second Interterm, you will observe in classrooms in East St. Louis, allowing you to experience a wide variety of culturally diverse settings.

Why GU


Choose from one of the following concentrations to narrow your studies: Christian education, early childhood, elementary, special education and teaching English to speakers of other languages.


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, BS Success Story

Success Stories

I have amazing professors in the education department. My experiences in the classroom during college have helped me grow and become a better teacher. -Annie Jordan

Educational Studies, BS Course Requirements

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

This major requires that students complete 58-63 hours of credit, depending on the chosen emphasis.

Areas of Study

Christian Education

Early Childhood


Special Education

Teaching English as a Second Language