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Selected Studies in Education B.S.

Be a change-maker in education, policy, technology, law, counseling and more while exploring a wide variety of issues with a global, antiracist and justice-oriented lens.
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About this Program

  • Engage in a highly customizable program that is tailored directly to your personal and professional interests, drawing on the interdisciplinary strengths of School of Education faculty and scholars across Syracuse University.
  • Be part of the School of Education’s commitment to equitable, antiracist and inclusive practices, studying in a program that emphasizes a global and social justice-oriented lens for both theory and practice.
  • Explore a wide range of education-related topics to find your passion due to the flexible nature of selected studies in education, which is not tied to a teacher certification program.
  • Work toward more than 270 hours of internships, research or field experience throughout your program, including working in campus offices, interning with local schools and nonprofit organizations, working with faculty on research projects, or having global experiences while studying abroad.
  • Save time and money by kick-starting your career with a master’s degree fast-track for one of five School of Education graduate programs.
  • Get a small school feel at a dynamic research university through personalized academic and career advising; the opportunity to work closely with internationally recognized faculty, including on research projects; and a global alumni network.

Program Information

Degree Type






College or School

93 %

of Class of 2021 graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months.
# 31

Best Education Bachelor's Degree Schools (College Factual)
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School of Education

Syracuse University’s School of Education advances the future of teaching and learning through inclusive and antiracist practice, integration of digital technology, and experiential learning rooted in campus and community partnerships.By fostering a welcoming learning community that supports distinct potential, the school mentors and nurtures the next generation of impactful and innovative educators, scholars and leaders.With immersive training that begins in the first year and unique research and creative opportunities that range from field experiences to live educational simulations to engaging internships, School of Education graduates are equipped to inspire generations.
Explore the School


Selected studies in education majors choose one of five focus areas, many of which can include a fast-track to a master’s degree.

One of five focus areas will guide your classes, internships, projects and other opportunities throughout your program.

  • Cultural Foundations of American Schooling: Schooling and Diversity: Learn the theory and practice of culture, race, class, gender and other issues as they intersect with education. Opportunity for a fast-track master’s degree in cultural foundations of education.
  • Pre-Teaching: Study of Teaching, Learning, and Inclusion: Learn about teaching and student learning in early childhood, elementary and/or secondary education, with an emphasis on diversity, disability and inclusion in schools.
  • Education, Technology, and Media: Learn about integration of technology and media into education and other places where learning happens, including media literacy. Opportunity for a fast-track master’s in instructional design, development and evaluation.
  • Post-Secondary and Human Services Fields: Learn about fields such as higher education, counseling, student affairs and international education, and non-teaching education roles, with an emphasis on social services’ impact on individuals, families and communities. Opportunity for a fast-track master’s in clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.
  • Physical Activity: Sport, Coaching, and Recreation: Learn about leading physical activities for individuals and groups with an emphasis on adapting for athletes with and without disabilities.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Study Abroad

Experience the World

Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad trips or semester programs around the world. School of Education students are eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.

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Student Organization

Kappa Delta Pi

Join the student-led Alpha Delta Iota chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education for professional development, fellowship and service opportunities.

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For Future Educators

Spector/Warren Fellowship

This fellowship brings students interested in education to the Holocaust Museum Houston each year, where they learn from experts, firsthand accounts and survivors, gaining the tools to integrate the lessons on the Holocaust and human rights into any classroom subject.

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