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The Bachelor of Educational Studies (BES) is for students with interests in the scientific and scholarly study of education and/or education-related careers in non-school settings. Specific areas of interest may include learning theory, technology in education (including game design), educational and community leadership, organizational change, and policy. BES coursework provides a foundation in educational theory, research, and practice that engage students in settings where they can influence change (e.g., schools; international contexts; student affairs; churches; sports, non-profit, and private organizations). The College of Education will not recommend certification to teach in the public schools on the basis of this degree.  The Bachelor of Educational Studies may be completed on campus or online.  Students interested in this degree on campus may complete an individualized major course of study developed with an advisor from the office of Advising Services. 

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: