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Educational Studies Online (Non-Licensure Program)

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies is a non-licensure program intended to provide the knowledge base for careers working with children ages birth to 18 in a variety of settings. Educational Studies will prepare students through a balanced and well rounded curriculum focusing on understanding and meeting the needs of all children in a variety of programs. How to cultivate and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with children from diverse communities; as well as how to develop creative, inclusive and appropriate programs.

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Undergraduate Online tuition rates are affordable and banded for full time student enrollments.
  • SMSU offers in-state tuition to nearly everyone. No out-state rates. Reciprocity rates may apply.
  • U.S. Citizens & eligible noncitizens can apply for federal aid with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Minnesota residents completing the FAFSA will also be considered for Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct loan funds as well.
  • SMSU offers a variety of Scholarships that students can apply for!
  • Return on investment! SMSU graduates have a 99% Employment Rate within 6 months of graduation!

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to be considered for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University must present the following information:

Note: Final high school transcripts, complete with date of graduation, must be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to enrollment.

Transfer students wishing to be considered for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University must present the following information:

  • Completed Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee of $20.
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended outside the MinnState System, transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to the Southwest Minnesota State University Office of Admission.
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Careers In Educational Studies

While Educational Studies does not prepare students for teacher licensure and does not include student teaching, it will prepare students for careers in such areas as

  • Head Start Programs
  • Boys/Girls Club
  • 4-H Organization
  • Boys/Girls Scouts
  • YMCA Youth Programs
  • Community Education Programs
  • Daycare Facility Leadership

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