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Belinda Hill
Cindy Petersen
Maureen Siera

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Phone number

Physical location
Old Main, room 476

Mailing address
College of Education and Counseling Psychology
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500

Office hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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Bachelor of Arts in educational studies

This degree is designed for individuals interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and pedagogy in education theory and application, in combination with one of the selected area of studies. The five areas of focus are: Community Education, Early Childhood Education, Foundation Studies in Education and Culture, Health and Fitness, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

The program provides opportunities for individuals who want to learn best practices to facilitate learning and to administer learning programs. This non-certification program, allowing individuals to receive in-depth knowledge of the field of education combined with a focus area to meet their career needs.

Academic requirements

  • Grade of "C" or better in each course
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • TOEFL score of 525 for international students

Coursework: 120 semester credits minimum

Program coursework also integrates the knowledge and skills of the 21st century: core knowledge and skills; learning and innovation skills; information, media, technology, and research; life and career skills.

  • 42-48 semester credits of general education
  • 30 semester credits of education courses
  • 24 semester credits in your selected area of study
  • 18-24 semester credits electives

Career opportunities based on area of study

Early childhood education

Headstart, ECAP, state agencies, daycare centers, paraeducator grades P-3, etc.

Health and fitness

Coaching, Boys and Girls Club, recreation programs, health programs.

Community education

Zoos, faith-based programs, service organizations, non-profits, writing centers, career centers, Sylvan Learning, after-school programs, YMCA, government jobs, court systems, civil servants, etc.).

Foundation studies in education and culture

International programs, tribal programs, English as a Second Language programs, tutoring, paraeducator grades P-12.


STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) tutoring; adult STEM continuing education; STEM technical writing.

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. For additional information on how to apply, please contact:

Old Main, room 476