Western Kentucky University

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Education and Behavioral Science Studies

Program Requirements

Effective Fall, 2007

Required core Hours
Research Foundations 3
EDFN 500: Research Methods
Professional Foundations 3
Strategies/Methodologies of Education or Behavioral Sciences 3
Developmental Issues 3
*Professional Development 3
Practicum/Seminar Course: Field-based, practical application, selected with prior approval by advisor.
*Capstone Course* 3
EDU 595: Directed Study in Education or Behavioral Sciences

*Note: A thesis (6 hours) may be substituted for the Professional Development and Capstone Course requirements.

Total for core: 18 hours


Option 1: Education Studies 12 hours

• Advisor-approved pedagogy-related strategies or methods course
May be selected from Strategies/Methodologies courses listed above, as well as from other education-related courses. 3 hours

•Content courses
Courses from non-education fields; must be approved by advisor. 9 hours


Option 2: Behavioral Science Studies: 12 hours

• Courses selected with advisor approval from Counseling, Psychology, Consumer Family Sciences, Sociology, Social Work, or other behavioral science areas. May be selected from content courses listed above, if appropriate, as well as from other content courses.

Program Total: 30 hours

 Last Modified 7/22/13