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Educational Studies

Do you want to work in education with children or adults but not necessarily in a classroom? Have you thought of becoming a paraprofessional? The Educational Studies degree might be the right program for you.

The Educational Studies program prepares individuals to lead in a variety of settings related to education or to go on to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree related to education. Graduates of this program are required to specialize in one of 16 areas of specialization, including leadership, non-profits, community advocacy, family studies, administration, coaching or addiction studies.

*This program does not lead to teacher certification.

  • Department Name: Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies
  • Official Degree Name: Educational Studies
  • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts

This degree does not lead to teacher certification. 

What can I do with this degree?

Individuals interested in pursuing careers in university settings (e.g., Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.) would benefit from a degree in educational studies.

The degree also prepares individuals to serve in public service positions across government, non-profits, and educational settings.

Recreational and other programs with an educational component often have administrative, coaching or supervision positions that would also align well with this degree.

Areas of Specialization

Degree Requirements and Advising Resources

Costs and Scholarships

Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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