Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Education Minor (A, L)

The Education minor is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of human learning as it occurs in formalized educational contexts. Courses within the minor introduce students to K-12 structures and processes and explore learning through developmental, cultural, historical/philosophical, and technological perspectives. Students who complete the minor requirements will have completed the pre-professional coursework necessary to apply to the Teacher Education Program for secondary programs (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English) should they so choose. Students who choose not to apply to the Teacher Education Program will gain a depth of understanding of human learning and educational practices that prepares them to make informed educational decisions as citizens and that provides a foundation for executing job-embedded training that can be applied across career fields.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the A and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R and E areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements. Through coursework in the Education Minor, students will develop abilities to describe and analyze the interactions among factors related to the social institution of school and children’s success in school. Students will also develop skills to critically evaluate instructional technology and to design and create effective technological resources to support the learning of all children.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Education minor includes 9-12 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Total Credit Hours for Minor 18

Additional Information

The Education minor is open to students who are not Interdisciplinary Studies majors in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. Successful completion of this minor helps prepare students to enter the Teacher Education Program, but does not make them eligible for teacher licensure. Students who plan to apply to the Teacher Education Program should complete the minor prior to their senior year. Students who fulfill the Education minor requirements are not required to apply to the Teacher Education Program.