Students in the Department of Education in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences will have a new avenue to explore in the Fall of 2023, when the school officially launches a new major in Education Studies.
The goal of the B.A. program is to introduce students to the broader field of education studies including methods of research and inquiry, as well as to allow them to pursue educational endeavors beyond the traditional K-12 classroom setting.
“For example, several courses for the major examine literacy, and ways we talk about it as educators,” said Sara Levy, associate professor and chair of the Department of Education. “Other courses dig deeper into the intersection of education and social justice. It’s very interdisciplinary.
“It was great to have conversations with professors who teach in other departments, talking with them about how we’d love our students to take their classes and ways their classes will fit within the major,” she added.