A concentration in educational studies is designed for students who want to work with children, youth and adults outside of a formal classroom setting. This concentration provides a foundation in the field of education by studying current issues and educational practices for the community setting. This concentration is very versatile and applies to a wide variety of programs and opportunities.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
18 Hours Required
EDP 310 Educational Psychology for Non-Teachers (3) (Junior or Senior standing)
EDT 494 Special Topics [consult an advisor in the Teachers College for appropriate topics (3)
SPE 222 Orientation to Education of Exceptional Children, SB, C (3)
SPF 301 Culture and Schooling, L (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better)
TEL 111 Exploration of Education, SB (3)
TEL 430 Learning Outside of School (3) (Minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only TEL 430 or 494 (Learning Outside of School)
USL 410 Service Learning: Diverse Community Issues, L and C (3)
All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.
BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:
A meeting with your academic advisor to:
Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration
- One course meeting general studies MA requirement
- ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better
BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area
BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better
For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses
For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop
Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu
- How credits transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu/credits
- How to transfer to ASU from a Two-Year school transfer.asu.edu/ CommunityColleges
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa
- Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
- MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
- Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.