Education Minor


A Minor in Education will introduce students to the field of education and help them to explore teaching as a career at either the elementary or secondary school level. The six courses (18 credits) that comprise the minor are field-based. This minor is particularly relevant for students who may be considering a career working with children, adolescents, or young adults. While available to students and transfer students in all majors, this minor naturally complements study in psychology, social science, art therapy, therapeutic recreation, and sports management. These courses will give students a supportive background if they which to pursue careers in school guidance, counseling, school psychology, social work, educational technology, or health-related fields working with children and adolescents with special needs, such as, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or behavior therapy.

The following courses are required to complete the minor in Education (18 credits):
ED 206 Child Psychology or ED 208 Adolescent Psychology
ED 212 Educational Psychology
ED 213 Issues in Education
EDEL 232 Literature for Children and Adolescents
EDEL 240 or EDSC 218 Curriculum for Inclusive Classroom
EDSP 241 Exceptional Children

Students who decide to become a teacher after completing the minor in Education, can enroll in the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree in Childhood, Childhood and Special Education, Adolescence, Adolescence and Special Education, or Art Education. Students who achieve a grade of B or higher in the courses will be granted credits in the MST program as according to the following chart:

Undergraduate Courses in MinorMST Courses
ED 212 and EDEL 240 or EDSC 218GED 2101 Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching
ED 213GED 2103 Historical & Contemporary Issues in Education
EDSP 241GESP2601 Exceptional Children