American Education Studies

Study the American Education System as an Urbana University Student

So how exactly does the education system in America work? How do students learn? Is it different than other countries? Students, teachers, parents, administrators, psychologists and many other members of society all have opinions on the education system, its successes and failures, its strengths and its faults.   

Ideal for international students, this program teaches you how the American education system works through firsthand experience with public school students, educational research and best practices so you can bring that specialized knowledge back to your home country. If you have an interest in education or in education-related programs such as law, social work, psychology, educational research, policy and leadership our American Education Studies major may be the perfect fit for you. Also, international students who graduate from this program are eligible to take the Ohio Assessment for Educators to pursue their Ohio Teacher Licensure.

Enhance Your Study Abroad with Urbana’s Mentoring Program

You can earn a college degree anywhere – but you won’t find the same quality mentoring experience that you’ll find at Urbana University. Our American Education Studies major teaches you the fundamentals – and lets you roll up your sleeves and put that knowledge into practice with valuable field experiences.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Dean Pond

Dean for the College of Arts, Sciences and Education

With 35 years of experience in public education, Dr. Dean Pond has a passion for creating the best teachers possible. As a result, Urbana’s education graduates are in high demand around Ohio.

Careers

Prepare for Broad Social Learning Roles or Graduate School

American Education Studies is designed specifically around the needs of international students who come to the United States to study. Graduates in American Education Studies have career options as trainers, tutors, historical interpreters or could attend graduate school for further studies in law, social work, education, policy and leadership.

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two nits of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional units from English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign language or philosophy. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 830

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally-accredited institution are required.

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