Interested in earning credits on your way to graduate school? Or perhaps you’re interested in a non-licensure education concentration to help you prepare for a career that involves consistent interaction with children. Regardless of your future path, this education concentration gives adult learners a strong foundation of knowledge related to early childhood development. Become a more impactful educator or simply utilize your skills to help nurture the next generation of young pupils.
This degree is offered by AU Midwest.
The Antioch University Midwest concentration in Education Studies opens up this growing field to students who are interested in a non-licensure pathway of study and, with increased admission requirements in master’s programs, the concentration gives students needed credentials for advancing into graduate school.
The Education Studies concentration is also perfect for those raising families and who want to focus on particular areas of childhood development, as well as those seeking careers in Head Start, after-school programs, museums, YMCA, and many others.
The concentration is aligned with area associate’s programs in Early Childhood Education and structures students’ coursework around:
- the development of childhood language and literacy skills through play
- analyzing and addressing conflicts between individuals, inside families, and within the community
- structuring educational programs to give all learners the greatest opportunities for growth
- Experience and Expression
- Modes and Methods of Learning
- Literary Analysis and Argumentation
- Culture, Conflict, and Social Research
- Foundations of Civilization
- Ecology, Technology, and Society
- Introduction to Exceptional Children
- Theories and Practice in Education
- Language, Literacy, and Play
- Current Topics in Education
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Interpersonal Conflict
- One Elective
- Senior Project
For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.
With rapidly changing needs and priorities in education, this concentration equips students with both the theory and practical skills needed to address the issues of today and tomorrow. This concentration prepares students for careers in:
- After-School Programs
- Head Start
- Pre-School Centers
- Children’s Theatre
As part of AUM’s ongoing commitment to make college tuition as affordable as possible, we have partnered with Clark State Community College, Sinclair Community College, and Southern State Community College to offer 3+1 agreements which allow students who have finished certain associate’s degrees to seamlessly continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree from AUM.
- Understand the theoretical underpinnings of education theory and current practices in the education field.
- Understand the critical need to develop of language and literacy skills among children through play.
- Identify and analyze critical skills to promote child development and learning.
- Develop novice skills to analyze and address conflicts between individuals, inside of families, and within small groups to serve all students and families effectively.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of work in the applied field of education and careers within education studies.