The Minor in Education is open to all undergraduates. Students must apply for formal admission to the minor no later than the first day of classes in the senior year.
Education minors take 3 core courses and (at least) 6 credits of electives. They also complete a small capstone project. For full details, please see the Education Minor handbook; highlights are below.
Core Courses (for breadth):
EDUC 2410: The Art of Teaching
One course from each category below (two courses total):
Category 1: Education history, policy, philosophy
EDUC 2710: Social & Political Context of U.S. Ed.
EDUC 3405: Multicultural Issues
Category 2: Direct experience with learners
EDUC 2200: Adult & Community Learning I
EDUC 2210: Adult & Community Learning II
EDUC 3110: Educational Psych
EDUC 4040: Engaging Youth
EDUC 4050: College Teaching
Electives (for depth in an area or further exploration):
Take (at least) 6 credits of electives using two or more courses. Any course from this list of EDUC courses counts. See the Education Minor handbook for a list of non-EDUC courses that also are approved as electives.
- No more than 4 of these credits may be unstructured. Unstructured credits are internships (EDUC 4960), independent studies (EDUC 4970), or TAships (EDUC 4980).
Capstone (to synthesize insights from coursework and related experiences):
In their final semester before graduation, minors participate in one of two possible culminating experiences:
Option 1 (Conversations): Education Minors may participate in a 20-minute discussion with educators from the community. Minors spend 5-7 minutes informally summarizing their new insights on education, how they developed, and how they might be applied in the future. Q&A follows.
Option 2 (Publications): Education Minors may submit a publication that summarizes their new insights on education, how they developed, and how they might be applied in the future. “Publication" is broad, including but not limited to essays, editorials, short stories, and poems. Reflections are compiled each summer and made publicly accessible on our Capstones and Testimonials page.