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Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences

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College
Education
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Education Sciences

The Education Sciences major in the College of Education at the University of Florida is the only major of its kind in the state of Florida. Students will be exposed to diverse facets of the field of education in this program. This degree is not intended for students seeking teaching certification. Core courses delve into educational technology, education psychology, social foundations of education, and advocacy for access and inclusion of people with disabilities.

After completing core classes, students can choose a specialization or customize their own and participate in an internship/practicum/experiential learning experience tailored toward their relevant interests in education. This ensures that each student’s upper division coursework is aligned with individual career and educational goals. Students can choose from the following specializations:

  • Education Technology -- Students will gain practical skills and knowledge around designing and developing multimedia projects, working with instructional design, and current trends in an emerging discipline.
  • Disabilities in Society -- Students will pursue current thinking in advocating for access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
  • Educational Psychology and Research -- Students will study program evaluation, research methods, and cognition as they pertain to the education field.
  • Schools, Society and Policy -- Students will develop an understanding about education’s position within our society’s context, in other parts of the world, and how policy effects changes within those landscapes.
  • General Studies -- Students also have an opportunity to build their own General Studies track. Rather than pursue 15 credits within any of the defined specializations, students can select their own 15 credits from the College of Education’s upper division courses and customize a course load that is relevant to their interests in the field of education.
  • Education Sciences graduates would be well-positioned for entering a career track in either a traditional or non-traditional educational setting, advancing within an existing career, or pursuing an advanced degree related to research, or their area of specialization.

    The 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates favorable job prospects for specialists prepared by the Education Sciences degree. According to the handbook, a 7% increase is expected over the next 10 years in training and development fields related to Education Sciences. In addition, the field of educational technology is rapidly changing to include more employees with only a bachelor’s degree who are skilled in instructional design and in implementing and evaluating web-based learning environments.

    Note: Students seeking a program that offers a teaching certification should not complete this program.

Important Dates

Career Tracks and Opportunities

What professions will a degree in Education Sciences prepare me for?

  • Policy analyst
  • Technical writer
  • Web developer
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Distance learning coordinator
  • Instructional designer
  • Human resources specialist
  • Librarian
  • Media center specialist
  • Academic advisor
  • Financial aid counselor
  • Guidance counselor
  • Student affairs coordinator
  • Museum worker
  • Preschool/childcare director

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.




WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR COMPETITIVE TRANSFER APPLICANTS?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) will require an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of EDF1005 with a grade of C or better.

UF students will need to have three courses completed to matriculate to the upper division (EDF1005, EDF2085, and EME2040) while A.A. transfer students will only need to have one of those courses completed (EDF1005). EDF2005 is used as the course number at some Florida state colleges and is acceptable. In certain situations, an out-of-state course titled Intro to Education/Intro to Teaching Profession (or anything similar) may be considered as a suitable substitute for EDF1005.

Note:

UF Online will admit transfer students to Education Sciences starting in the Fall 2019 term. Therefore, this major will not be listed on the UF Online application for the Spring and Summer 2019 terms.

Why Choose UF Online?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s B.A. in Education Sciences features a set of diverse courses that represent various facets of the education field. Our program offers several specializations as well as a general studies track that gives students the ability to select coursework that is most applicable to their individual professional ambitions.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.