About this Program

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

This major is not a teacher or educator preparation program, rather an exploration of the educational and psychological foundations, research and policy as applied to instruction, learning, and professional development in school and community settings. Core courses serve as an introduction to the many fields of professional practice and research. Students may develop a General Studies curriculum or may choose a specialization in Disabilities in Society, Educational Psychology and Research, Educational Technology, or Schools, Society and Policy.

Graduates of the major would be prepared for a career in a government, non-profit, or education setting and for graduate studies.  It would be appropriate for students interested in leading discussions about schools and education, informing policy, optimizing e-learning, advocating for accessibility, and supporting the mission of institutions of learning. 

Coursework for the Major

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework for the education sciences major to include a 15-credit core and a 15-credit specialization. The specialization must be declared no later than semester 6.  Each specialization's coursework requirements are specified after the Critical Tracking section. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in a course for it to be applied to the major. A minimum 15 credits of major-related courses must be completed at the University of Florida.

All education sciences majors are required to attend colloquia, contribute to seminars, and participate in experiential learning.

Critical Tracking Courses | 3 courses total

  • EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
  • EDF 2085 (GE-S,D) Teaching Diverse Populations
  • EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology

Core Courses | 5 courses total

  • EDF 3210 Educational Psychology (GE-S)
  • EDF 3604 Social Foundations of Education (GE-S)
  • EDF 4430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  • EEX 2000 Impact of Disabilities (GE-S,D)
  • EME 3813 Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments

Specializations

Disabilities in Society

Advocating for accessibility and inclusion

Educational Psychology and Research

Research methods for understanding cognitive development and learning theory

Educational Technology

Preparing for a career in instructional design and e-learning

General Studies

Engaging in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies

Schools, Society and Policy

Searching for solutions to enduring problems in education

Critical Issues & Research in Education (EDG 4930 - 1 credit; S/U)

A colloquium series that explores current education issues and research. Guest lectures from faculty.

Senior Seminar (EDG 4930 - 2 semesters x 1 credit each; S/U)

Seniors present findings/summary of experiential learning.

Experiential Learning (EDG 4910 or EDG 4905 - choose one)

Research, Internship, Service Learning, Study Abroad

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