Applied learning is essential for comprehensive understanding and skill building.
To prepare you to meet the teaching and learning needs of communities upon graduation, the ECO major develops your skills through:
- Strong conceptual preparation
- Application across professions
- Professional skill development
- Community partnership
ECO students partner with community organizations to accomplish a common goal.
Once you've completed all core coursework, you will intern across 3 quarters for approximately 15 hrs/week and attend a weekly capstone seminar to support your experience and build professional skills (EDUC 481, EDUC 482 and EDUC 483).
The ECO major has community partners in a range of community-based organizations from schools to government and non-profit organizations in:
- youth development
- community development
- higher education
- professional learning and development
- health, environmental or art education