The mission of the educational studies major at Hiram College is to foster intellectual excellence and social responsibility by providing students a platform on which to engage and study the issues and implications of education in the myriad environments in which it exists in order to face the urgent challenges of the times.
Students in educational studies will learn about educational institutions, educational processes and the social and cultural factors that affect them. Given the combination of the educational studies major and a carefully chosen area of concentration, the program provides an entry point into the study of the multidimensional field of education and analysis, as well as education of the individual and the collective. Students in educational studies are expected to develop such basic inquiry skills as problem formulation, basic analytic methods, as well as a critical understanding of how educational institutions function, individuals grow and change, and social groups are shaped by educational processes.
For detailed descriptions of the courses, please see the Course Catalog.