Educational Studies

Do you yearn for a career within the Education sector and for implementing theories of Education? Education is a foundation for growth and achievement across all sectors. Majoring in Educational Studies at York will provide you a solid foundation for a career within a variety of settings outside the traditional classroom. Educational Studies can allow you to realize your passion by giving you leverage to facilitate innovative change, and by applying the knowledge of how and why people learn to contribute to their communities and succeed in their chosen fields.

Career Options in Educational Studies

Below is a sample list of some choices to explore following a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what potential careers a degree in Educational Studies can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Educational Studies than others.

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with an Educational Studies degree than others.

  • Academic/Career Advisor
  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Children’s Rights Advocate
  • Community Educator
  • Corporate Trainer
  • E-Learning Consultant
  • Editor
  • Education Policy Consultant
  • Educational Tour Guide
  • Health Educator
  • Historian
  • Instructional Designer
  • Journalist
  • Learning Consultant
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Life Coach
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum or Gallery Educator
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Performance Consultant
  • Politician
  • Post-secondary Administrator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Talent Development Manager
  • Tutor
  • Translator
  • UN Representative
  • Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Zoo Educator

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.