Educational Studies Degree

The mission of the educational studies major at Hiram College is to foster intellectual excellence and social responsibility. Students are provided a platform on which to engage and study the issues and implications of education in the myriad environments where it exists in order to face the urgent challenges of the times.


The Educational Studies Major has areas of concentration such as:

  • Academic Support Services
  • Arts Education
  • Children with Exceptionalities
  • Education of Students from Birth to Age 5
  • Environmental & Outdoor Education
  • Family Education: Social Work
  • Higher Education & Residence Life
  • Juvenile Justice Education
  • Museum & Non-Profit Education
  • Youth Sport Management & School Athletics
  • Youth Support & Counseling

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

Related Options

Teacher Licensure

Hiram College also offers degree pathways that lead to a teaching license. Hiram’s teacher licensure candidates rank among the top in the state with 100% of our candidates passing the educator licensure exams.

About the Program

Program Summary

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.

Coursework is completed in Educational Foundations, Human Growth and Development, Learning Theory, and Diversity and Collaboration. Each Educational Studies major works with an advisor to tailor their major (via an Area of Concentration) to their career goals. 

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Career Paths

  • School Counselor 
  • Residence Hall Director 
  • Educational Policy Analyst 
  • Career Services Specialist 
  • Museum Guide/ Educator  
  • Camp Director 
  • Athletic Coach 
  • Art Educator 
  • Corporate Trainer 
  • After-School Education Coordinator 
Rebecca Cotterman

REBECCA COTTERMAN ’25 | Educational Licensure and English Double Major

“My favorite class so far has been Personal and Community Health with Dr. Roxanne Sorrick. I learned a lot of useful information in this class that I know will help me out when I am a teacher.”

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Ways to Get involved

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.


Kelly NewVine, Ph.D.

Kelly NewVine, Ph.D.

Director, School of Health, Education, Sustainability & Society; Associate Professor of Education

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