Instructional Studies, B.A.


The instructional studies major provides you with a flexible path to a non-licensure education degree and a broad range of instructional opportunities outside the traditional public school classroom such as in independent or private schools and nonprofit organizations.

The degree provides rigorous training and clinical experiences to prepare you for a career as an educator in non-public school settings. The B.A. in Instructional Studies is a degree-only program option. This innovative program allows you to select special areas for emphasis as you prepare for your educational career in elementary, middle grades, religious development, special populations or international education.

The major is designed to furnish cutting-edge training in instructional technology. You will receive exceptional mentoring and support in preparation for professional settings after LR. Job search and placement support is provided for all students.

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Learning Outside the Classroom


Teacher preparation is a demanding program that necessarily integrates classroom theory with “real world” application. Successful majors will engage in substantial field experiences in school classrooms.

Additionally, you will complete a full-time internship in the final semester of the program. Many opportunities for community or campus service are available throughout the program, such as curriculum development for LR’s “Little Read” program, private tutoring and numerous other activities through the student organizations in education.

Getzemani Tiscareño

LR provides resources and academic services that enhance my education. I am a more well-rounded individual, eager to graduate and begin my career as a teacher.

Getzemani Tiscareño '19, Instructional Studies

Career Opportunities


The education program provides extensive job search and placement support for qualified graduates who complete undergraduate programs.

Majors may find education positions in private and independent schools, as well as other educational/training positions outside the traditional school systems in non-profit agencies and similar settings.

The instructional studies major does not lead to public school teaching licensure.

Major Requirements

A major in Instructional Studies provides a flexible path to a non-licensure education degree and provides a pathway to a broad range of instructional opportunities outside the traditional public school classroom. This major also offers students experiences in alternative settings, such as independent or private schools and non-profit organizations. The degree provides rigorous training and clinical experiences to prepare students for a career as an educator in non-public school settings. This major does NOT lead to a public school teaching licensure. The BA in Instructional Studies is a degree-only program option.

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