Educational studies at Saint Martin's is a non-certification program for individuals interested in gaining knowledge, skills and pedagogy in education theory and application. The program offers five areas of focus:

Program highlights

  • What to expect at Saint Martin's

    At Saint Martin’s the focus of educational studies is on the cultivation of best practices to facilitate learning and to administer learning programs. Graduates receive in-depth knowledge of the field of education combined with a focus area to meet their career needs.

    Additional benefits include:

    • National accreditation
    • Study abroad opportunities open doors to teaching internationally
    • Top employers includes public schools in Washington, Hawaii and California
    • Ongoing experience in schools throughout the program
    • Faculty are experienced educators with practical teaching experience
    • Prepares you to use teaching principals in other settings
    • Develops skills needed for a variety of service occupations
    • Flexibility to meet partial certification requirements if interests change
  • Career paths

    The following career opportunities are available based on your area of focus:

    • Early childhood education: Child care, parenting, child development services in related professions
    • Health and fitness: Coaching, personal trainer, teaching fitness classes in non-school settings (e.g. YMCA)
    • Community education: Education related activities in community agencies, churches, museums, advocacy groups, etc.
    • Foundation studies in education and culture: Teaching overseas, tutoring, international education organization staff member
    • STEM: Education related activities in museums, STEM advocacy agencies (i.e., Sierra Club), government agencies, etc.

    For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With This Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.


Program coursework integrates the knowledge and skills of the 21st century: core knowledge and skills; learning and innovation skills; information, media, technology, and research; life and career skills.

  • 40-46 semester hours of general education requirements
  • 30 total semester hours of education courses
    • Six semester hours of lower-division education courses
    • 24 semester hours of upper-division education courses
  • 24 total semester hours in your area of focus as approved by advisor (community education, early childhood education, foundation studies in education and culture,health and fitness, or science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • Upper-division courses (24 semester hours)
    ED 306Curriculum and Instruction
    ED 360Classroom Management
    SED 359Introduction to Exceptionalities
    ED 469Capstone in Educational Studies
    ED 493Internship in Educational Studies

    In addition, at least nine more credits in upper-division education courses

  • Concentration courses (24 semester hours)
    Community EducationSOC, PSY, BUS, RLS, CJ, HIST, PLS
    Early Childhood EducationED, ECE, PSY, SOC
    Foundation Studies in Education and CultureSOC, ED, BUS
    Health and FitnessPE, ED, PSY, NUR

    Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of educational studies requirements.

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