The integrative concentration consists of a minimum of 4 full courses (or the equivalent), 2 experiential components, a learning portfolio, and an assessment requirement.
Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the integrative concentration.
The goal of the Education Studies Concentration is to prepare students for graduate work in education, including teacher certification, careers in education policy, or entry into the teaching profession. Although there is no undergraduate education degree offered at Oberlin, students have opportunities to engage in courses, Winter Term projects, community-based learning, and field experiences relevant to the education profession.
In order to graduate with an Education Studies Concentration, students must take four full courses (total) in a variety of liberal arts areas that explore educational foundations, issues, and pedagogical strategies. Additionally, students must complete two experiential components (summer and/or academic year internships, practica, or Winter Term projects) that connect their pedagogical and conceptual understandings to local and off-campus educational environments. The Education Studies Concentration Committee advises students regarding course and internship opportunities, prospective graduate schools, and potential employment. Similarly, the Career Development Center and the Bonner Center have information about educational internship and employment opportunities.
Visit the Education Studies webpage for more information.
Students wishing to complete the Education Studies Integrative Concentration should consult with a member of the curricular committee, and complete the Integrative Concentration Add or Drop form. The form requires the signature of Jody Kerchner, the committee chair.
Download the Integrative Concentration Add or Drop form.
Note: You may begin the integrative concentration at any point in your college career but are encouraged to do so no later than the middle of the junior year.