Educational Studies

Educational Studies

Educational Studies - BA-MDST Major

The Educational Studies (MDST ES) program prepares Millersville students for work in the field of education, outside of public schooling. This unique program recognizes the important educational opportunities provided by social service agencies, museums, private schools, for-profit organizations, government agencies, new education start-ups, and so on. Students who enroll in the MDST ES program will take classes that will prepare them to think about teaching and learning in diverse settings, and will match them with valuable field experiences and internships according to their interests.

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Core Program 1 (18 credits)

Foundations of Education

  • EDFN 211: Foundations of Modern Education
  • EDFN 241: Psychological Foundations of Teaching
  • SPED 237: Applied Foundations of Contemporary Education
  • EDFN 320/520: Instructional Technology In Elementary Education
  • EDSE 321/521: Issues In Secondary Education
  • EDFN 511: Comparative Education

Core Program 2 (18 credits)

Educational Methods

  • ERCH 225: Foundations of Reading
  • EDUC 323: Teaching Reading In the Content Area
  • ERCH 345: Social Studies for the Young learner
  • ERCH 485: Teaching Young English Language Learners OR MDLV 486: Teaching English Language Learners in the Middle level
  • ERCH 455: Teaching Mathematics to Young Children OR MDLV 456: Teaching Middle level Mathematics
  • ERCH 465: Science for the Young learner OR MDLV 466: Teaching of Science: An Inquiry Approach

Capstone Experience (3 credits)

Educational Foundations Internship

General Education (45 credits)

Millersville Univerisity's General Education curriculum is designed to cultivate the intellect by educating students to reason logically, to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to foster an understanding of the human condition. The General Education requirements are detailed here


Electives (36 credits)

All baccalaureate majors require students to complete a minimum of 120 credits.  Completing Core 1, Core 2, the Capstone Experience, and all General Education requirements typically requires 84 credits.  Students therefore need to take an additional 36 elective credits to reach the requirement of 120. Students work with advisors to select additional courses, minors, or second majors as part of this elective block.  For students in the MDST in Educational Studies, it is suggested to take 3 or more courses from the following list:

  • PSYC 227: Development, Child, and Adolescent
  • GOVT 221: Introduction to Comparative Political Systems
  • GOVT 251: Introduction to Global Politics
  • PHIL 202: Philosophies of love and Sexuality
  • PHIL 313: World Religions
  • SOCY 210; Sociology of the Family
  • SOCY 320: Sociology of Education
  • SOWK 102: Modern Social Welfare Dilemmas
  • WSTU 220: Introduction to Women's Studies