College of Education announces new undergraduate major for students to pursue careers outside the traditional classroom

March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Education has announced a new major for undergraduate studies that will begin this upcoming fall, in time for the 2017-18 academic year.

The new major, Educational Studies, is an interdisciplinary major for students interested in working in educational arenas outside traditional classroom teaching environments. Students declaring for the new major will be able to pursue careers in informal learning environments such as zoos, recreational programs, museums, ecology centers and a wide range of non-profit organizations and foundations.

“This exciting new major grew out of a need for education professionals who can bring 21st century skills to bear in a variety of unique work contexts,” said College of Education Dean Bill Henk. “We’re genuinely delighted to soon provide a wealth of community organizations with the human capital they require to intensify and expand their educational impact.”

Educational Studies majors, who are housed in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, will also be positioned to complete graduate or professional programs in disciplines such as educational policy, psychology, counseling, social work, communications, organizational leadership, higher education, or law, among others. Students will complete coursework similar to current College of Education undergraduate students while gaining valuable experience through internships and seminars.

Students interested in the major can contact Calley Hostad, assistant director of communications strategy and enrollment, at 414.288.0659 or

About Marquette University College of Education

The College of Education is one of 10 nationally and internationally recognized colleges at Marquette University, Wisconsin’s largest Catholic and Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee. With a mission of teaching, research and service benefiting both education and mental health in the community, the College of Education carries a deep commitment to justice and a rigorous intellectual grounding.


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