Education is a foundation for growth and achievement across all sectors. There are highly skilled educators at work anywhere human beings share knowledge. These corporate trainers, instructors, coaches, learning consultants, tutors, academic advisors and career counsellors apply their knowledge of how and why people learn to contribute to their communities and succeed in their chosen fields.
The B.A. in Educational Studies provides students with the depth of knowledge needed to understand education and its role in society today. Students in this program develop the essential skills necessary to succeed in educational work outside of the traditional classroom. They benefit from the Faculty of Education’s strength in the study of education and York University’s strength in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The B.A. in Educational Studies does not lead to teacher certification. For information on teacher certification, please see our Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.
- BA (Honours) with a major in Educational Studies (no minor)
- BA (Honours) with a major in Educational Studies and a minor in another faculty
- BA (Honours) with a major in Educational Studies and a major in another faculty (double major option)
- A minor in Educational Studies, taken in conjunction with another degree.
The program includes an experiential component, the Experience, Inquire, Contribute (EIC) component, and course offerings clustered into three focal/topical areas which foreground how the topic of education will be explored:
Engagements—focused on the development of professional skills
Values—focused on who and why we educate, and
Representations—focused on understanding the idea of education.
Students will complete at least 42.00 credits in Education, including
- ED/EDST 1000 3.00 What Is Education For?
- ED/EDST 1100 3.00 Situated Learning and Education
- ED/EDST 1200 3.00 Place and Learning
- ED/EDST 3999 3.00 Experience, Inquire, Contribute (EIC): Learning in Context
- ED/EDST 4999 3.00 Experience, Inquire, Contribute (EIC): Learning in Context
Included in the 42.00 credits students will complete a minimum of 9.00 credits from each of the focal areas: Engagements, Representations and Values. Download course listing
Experience your education with opportunities for learning placements within the community or in related organizations as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies program.
The Faculty of Education’s workplace-based learning offers students an opportunity to put theory to practice in the field of learning and education. As a student of our Educational Studies program, you’ll develop workplace-specific skills and enhance your professional networks – all while completing your degree.
Students accepted into the Bachelor of Arts, Educational Studies program may also apply for entry to the Concurrent Bachelor of Education program.
If you have any questions or require advising, please contact us in the undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions and Student Services Office in the Faculty of Education.
Support for Students with Special Needs
Students of York University with any of the following conditions may access support through Counselling and Disability Services (CDS)
- Learning Disability
- Physical, Sensory and Medical Disability
- Mental Health Disability