Education Studies Minor

Julie Burke, Department of Education

The education studies minor helps students achieve knowledge and abilities important to citizens and parents, policy makers in the workplace and creators of learning/teaching activities. Students develop habits of mind valuable in many professions and areas of responsibility. Through the minor students are able to explore the possibility of education as a profession and bring closure to that work without commitment to licensure. Most importantly, they create a reflective framework for their own education.

Examples of possible directions for an education studies minor: A history major interested in museum education would take the minor and do the final internship in a museum, either here or abroad. A science major interested in environmental education would take the minor and do her/his final internship in an environmental education center, here or abroad.

The minor in education studies is not available to education studies majors.


Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).

EDUC 201Philosophical and Ethical Reflection in Education4
EDUC 202Educational Psychology in Classrooms4
EDUC 203Contemporary/Historical Issues in Education4
EDUC 302Field Study in Cross-Cultural Education4
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for education minor is 16 credits