Hiram College

Educational Studies Major

Traditional Undergraduate

Prepare for an Education Career Outside the Classroom

Learn to tackle the challenges faced by education and educators of the 21st century. This program is designed for students who wish to gain a background in education that allows them to provide educational services in a wide variety of settings.

The Mission

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.

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. Students may tailor their major through an Area of Concertation to pursue careers in Youth Counseling, Environmental Education, Sport Management, Museum Education, and more. They may choose to double major or minor in another academic program that aligns with their Area of Concentration, such as Environmental Studies; Art & Design; Crime, Law & Justice; Sociology; Biology; History; Performing Arts; or Sport Management. If you desire a traditional teaching career path, you can pursue an Education, Teacher Licensure major through the same Education Program.

Educational Studies Students Learn Outside the Classroom Through...

  • Jessie Smith House

    Many Academic Programs host classes in our Historical Homes. For the Education Program, Jessie Smith House is that host. This house is named after Jessie J. Smith, who served as Director of the Teachout-Price College Library from 1912-1944.

  • Education Club

    The Hiram College Education Club is a student-run organization that works to promote the welfare and ongoing education of both children and adults, to coordinate and facilitate ongoing and one-time educational programs for Hiram students and to work cooperatively with other organizations.

Roxanne Sorrick Headshot

Roxanne Sorrick, Ed.D.

Head of Teacher Education
Professor of Education
CAEP Accreditation Coordinator



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