Give the next generation the tools they need to succeed!
If you have been looking for a way to positively impact your community through meaningful, challenging, and creative work you might want to consider teaching. Through teaching, you can spark positive change in your community and the lives of the individuals you work with.
At Antioch Seattle, we give our adult learners the tools they need to change their lives and the lives of those around them. Antioch’s focus on social justice and experiential learning will prepare you to be a powerful agent for change in your community. Join us and learn how you can change the world one student at a time.
This degree is offered by AU Seattle.
The goal of the education concentration is to support students who eventually want to become classroom teachers and/or work in student support roles in schools or serve as leaders in schools, colleges, or community-based educational programs.
Our coursework emphasizes models for transformative education, and the need for equity, justice, and systems reforms throughout all forms and levels of education.
Students with an education concentration may be early childhood educators needing to complete a BA, interested in preparing for a teacher’s credential program through Antioch’s Graduate Programs in Education, or aiming to start their own mission & justice-driven educational program.
Customization is Key
In the BA in Liberal Studies program, each study plan is based on the student’s past experience, current needs and interests, and future goals. Students work in close collaboration with faculty advisors, instructors, and other students to shape their studies. Students build on earlier college work and on competencies learned at home, and at work, through independent reading and volunteer activities.
The Liberal Studies Bachelor’s degree requires 180 quarter credits, including a minimum of 60 upper-division credits, and a maximum of 120 lower-division credits.
Graduation requirements include:
- 7 liberal studies courses
- an internship, or other in-the-world learning experience of the student’s choosing
- at least 40 credits in the Education concentration
- a senior capstone project
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUS catalog.
Example Coursework for Concentration Requirements
- Curriculum Studies & Reflective Practice
- Leadership & Reform
- Becoming a Race-Conscious Educator
- Diversity & Equity
- Adult Teaching & Learning Frameworks
- Intersectional Coaching
- Sexualities, Genders & Identities
- Freedoms & Unfreedoms in US History
- Movements of the Marginalized
- Narrating Change: Stories for Collective Action
- Youth at Risk
- Displaced Persons: Immigrants & Refugees
- Far-From-Equilibrium: Systems Perspectives on Change
- When a Community Weeps
- Ethics in Professional Settings
Sample Community-Based Learning Experiences
- Work with nonprofits to create art, theatre and dance programs in local schools.
Sample Synthesis Projects
- Develop a peer mentoring program for youth
- Creating a syllabus for a college course
- Painted a series of portraits
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