Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies

Overview

The College of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies (YAES). This program is designed for students who desire to work in the broader field of education, but do not wish to obtain teacher certification. This program provides YAES majors with an understanding of the field of education and the complex local, regional and global challenges it faces from interdisciplinary and inter-professional perspectives. Upon completion of this degree, individuals will be prepared to begin their careers in educational policy and youth advocacy by serving in the following environments: public school program administration; government supported initiatives; faith-based organizations; a variety of non-profit agencies; and for various foundations that advocate for the well-being of children and youth.

Sample classes include:

  • Issues in Education Across Global and Societal Contexts
  • Diversity in American Education
  • International Experiences in Education

Where Graduates Go

Graduates are ready to begin their career by serving in public school program administration, government supported initiatives, faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies, or for various foundations that advocate for the well-being of children, youth and families.