Educational Studies

As Ohio’s only public HBCU, Central State University’s mission is to prepare students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs for leadership and service in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. The Educational Studies is a non- teaching license path for those who are currently enrolled in the Pk–12 education programs and do not wish to receive teaching credentials.
In additional to general education, candidates are required to complete educational foundations and junior/senior level content courses in college of education programs. This program does not require student teaching and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies degree preparing candidates for graduate education and to work in a global economy.
The graduates with the online Ed. Studies degree can pursue Masters’ degree and can also become career professionals in the following areas:

Early Childhood Education (Non-certification)

  • Preschool/day care provider
  • Head Start
  • Tutoring
  • In home health provider

Youth Development

  • Youth leadership and enrichment programs
  • Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
  • Tutoring programs
  • Boys and Girls clubs
  • YMCA

Nonprofit/Social Service Organizations

  • Homeless/transitional shelters
  • Suicide prevention programs
  • Refugees
  • At-risk programs
  • Peace Corps
  • AmeriCorps/City Year
  • Teach for America

Higher Ed/Student Affairs

  • Academic Advisor
  • Career Counselor
  • Recruiter
  • College/university admissions staff


  • Start own daycare
  • Start own tutoring services
  • Develop charter school, online school, and more

Social and Educational Policy

  • Lobbyist
  • Research analyst/associate
  • Government agencies
  • Special Assistant (D.C.)
  • Community Outreach Coordinator

Corporate Careers

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/sales
  • Customer service
  • Public relations

Education Law

  • Juvenile Justice Advocate
  • Social Work
  • Family and Child Protective Services
  • Social Justice Advocacy

Development of Educational Programs

  • Corporate Training Executive
  • Camp and Wilderness Program Development
  • Program Development for NGO’s, Prisons, Geriatric Homes, and Children’s Organizations
  • Museum Programs and Exhibitions
  • Science centers

Classroom Teaching (Alternative to Traditional Licensure)

  • Charter Schools
  • Peace Corp
  • International Teaching
  • School Board Member
  • Day Care Administration
The Educational Studies degree with so many employment opportunities is an excellent option that is aligned with CSU President, Dr. Jack Thomas's mantra of "Innovation is in our DNA." For more information about the program, contact Ms. Heather Scott at

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