Education, General Major

A major/degree in Education, General is a program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Courses generally include learning theories, curriculum, research, psychology and assessment.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in General Education (use the College Search feature and enter "General Education" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Education, General?

With a major/degree in Education, General (typically a state non-certification program) a variety of non-teaching careers may open up for you.  Such careers may include (but are not limited to) curriculum designer, technical writer, test developer, and editor.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Education, General

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Education, General