Who Are Hiram’s Educational Studies Majors?
The educational studies program is designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching process yet seek careers in non-school or non-teaching settings. Educational studies majors and minors embody the values of Hiram’s New Liberal Arts, eager to delve into mindful technology, integrated learnings, and high-impact educational practices.
About the Educational Studies Program
This distinctive major—one of the first such programs in Ohio and one of only a handful of its kind in the United States—prepares students to work in education-related fields in a wide variety of settings, many of which are outside the traditional classroom.
Educational studies majors 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 (AOC), 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 work with their advisor to design an Area of Concentration based on their career goals, essentially tailoring the major to meet their unique needs and aspirations.
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.
Considering the program?
Interested in seeing what previous Hiram graduates have done post-graduation?
View the First Destination Survey for Educational Studies.