Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Transformative Educational Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Transformative Educational Studies

A degree in Transformative Educational Studies from Boston College is one of a kind. You will study the fundamental educational questions arising during this moment of social and educational transformation.

You will learn how to reflect on the direction and purposes of your own education. You will also learn how to make authentic contributions to improve the quality of human experience and to making society more just. 

Our Transformative Educational Studies program features coursework that covers leading theories and strategies in Curriculum, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Global Perspectives, and Formative Education.

In this major, you will focus on:

  • What does it mean to be an educated person?
  • Is schooling primarily a force for social reproduction or social change?
  • How will education evolve in light of paradigmatic shifts in the nature of technology and media, literacy and work?
  • What type of learning leads to personal and social transformation?
  • How will education respond to contemporary social, environmental, and health crises?
  • What does it mean to be an educator?
  • How to serve diverse and increasingly globalized student populations?

This major also provides opportunities for student to pursue their own interests through a variety of elective courses.

Where do our graduates work?

King Philip High School

English Teacher

Virginia Public Schools

History Teacher

Uncommon Schools

Science Teacher

 

Chongro Overseas Educational Institute

ESL Tutor and Adminstrative Assistant

Sharon Public Schools

ELA Teacher

St. Joseph's Preparatory High School

English Teacher

 

Cristo Rey Boston High School

Science Teacher

Acton-Boxborough High School

Physics Teacher

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Associate General Counsel

Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the TCS Department.

Program Faculty & Expertise

The Transformative Educational Studies major is designed for students who are interested in careers in education such as: policy analysis, educational consulting, training and knowledge-transfer programs, professional development, executive coaching and classroom teaching, but who either do not need licensure or wish to defer that aspect to a 5th-year or Master’s program.

The Transformative Educational Studies major is designed for students who are interested in careers in education such as: policy analysis, educational consulting, training and knowledge-transfer programs, professional development, executive coaching and classroom teaching, but who either do not need licensure or wish to defer that aspect to a 5th-year or Master’s program.