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Educational Studies (BA)

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Why study educational studies?

USF’s Educational Studies program is perfect for anyone looking to teach and serve in community, health care, religious, or social service organizations. While the program is not a teacher licensing program, it will give you the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in your community.

The Educational Studies program offers a flexible curriculum that blends educational courses with service work and field experiences.

Get Real World Experience

As an Educational Studies major, you will complete 300 hours of field experience in schools and agencies throughout Fort Wayne. You will:

  • Practice working with clients in diverse settings
  • Apply the knowledge and skills learned in coursework
  • Learn from on-site mentors
  • Build your confidence as you build your professional knowledge and skills

Recent Educational Studies majors have interned at:

  • YMCA
  • Easter Seals
  • The ARC
  • Turnstone Center
  • The Boys and Girls Club

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

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Learn from Experts

USF is known for its personalized approach to learning — and that comes from the expertise and support professors provide to students. Your USF faculty are highly-qualified experts who will mentor and guide you.


The Department of Education is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which was previously known as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Program Director

Dr. Mary Riepenhoff
260-399-7700 ext. 8409