Educational Studies

Educational Studies

Faculty of Education

Our innovative BA in Educational Studies program provides students with a broad understanding of how and why people learn, and the role education plays in society today.

Students in this program develop the essential skills necessary to succeed in educational work outside of the traditional classroom and  benefit from the Faculty of Education’s strength in the study of education and York University’s strengths in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The BA in Educational Studies does not lead to teacher certification.

There are highly skilled educators at work anywhere human beings share knowledge, contributing to their communities and succeeding in their chosen fields. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to educate outside of the classroom.

Possible Career Paths Include: 

  • Education policy analyst
  • Corporate trainer
  • Learning consultant
  • Education program developer
  • Director of cultural institutions (museums, art galleries, nature conservancies)

Experiential Education

During years 3 and 4 of the program, you will have an opportunity to experience your education through learning placements within the community or in related organizations. You’ll develop workplace-specific skills and enhance your professional networks. Our unique community-partnerships will provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice and to gain insight into the kinds of learning and advocacy that contribute to the well-being of society.

The program is also available as a minor field to Bachelor of Arts students in other fields.

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Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Education

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education


Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry


Summer entry


Evening Courses

Some major-specific courses available with evening option


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