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Minor Requirements

Eligibility

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.
 

Curriculum

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 our handbook; highlights are below.

Core Courses (for breadth):

  • EDUC 2410: The Art of Teaching
  • One course from each column below (two courses total):
  • Educational history, policy, philosophy

    Direct experience with learners

    EDUC 2710: Social & Political Context of U.S. Ed.

    EDUC 2200: Adult Learning

    EDUC 3405: Multicultural Issues

    EDUC 3110: Educational Psych

    EDUC 4402: Anthropology of Ed.

    EDUC 4040: Engaging Youth

    EDUC 4720: Philosophy of Ed.

    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 the the list below counts.

  • No more than 4 of these credits may be unstructured. Unstructured credits are internships (EDUC 4960), independent studies (EDUC 4970), or TAships (EDUC 4980).

The Education Minor does not have specific tracks. However, students sometimes prefer to concentrate more on youth education (K-12) or adult, community, and lifelong learning (ACL). To help such students with course selection, the list below indicates the focus of each class.

 

Course

Semester(s)

K-12

ACL

EDUC 1140: First-year Writing Seminar

Sp

 

EDUC 2010: Project-Based Learning

W

 

EDUC 2200: Intro to Adult Learning

F, Sp

 

EDUC 2410: Art of Teaching

F, Sp

EDUC 2610: Intergroup Dialogue

F, Sp

EDUC 2710: Social & Political Context

F

 

EDUC 3110: Educational Psychology

F, Sp

EDUC 3142: Down the School to Prison Track, and Back

F

 

EDUC 3320: Program Planning in Ag Ed

Su

EDUC 3350: Youth Organizations

F

 

EDUC 3450: Multicultural Issues

Sp

 

EDUC 3510: Extension & Outreach

Sp

 

EDUC 4040: Engaging Youth

F, Sp

 

EDUC 4050: Collegiate Teaching

F, Sp

 

EDUC 4402: Anthropology of Education

F

EDUC 4720: Philosophy of Education

Sp

EDUC 5020: Educ and Dev in Africa

Sp

ASRC 1825: First-year Writing Seminar

F

 

ENTOM 3350: Naturalist Outreach

F

PLHRT 4270: Seed to Supper

F

 

ILRHR 3670: Employee Training

Sp

 

ILRLR 4865: Brown v. Board of Ed

F

 

PAM 2550: Waiting for Superman

Sp

 

Capstone Experience (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 our surrounding 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.