Minor in Education
The minor in education provides a structured academic opportunity for students who wish to add a fundamental understanding of the field of education as well as practical knowledge in the art and science of teaching and learning to their undergraduate experience.
Designed for students with a strong interest in education and training, the minor will not necessarily lead to the student being recommended for a state teaching certificate. However, should a student decide to also pursue a teaching certificate as a component of his or her major—or in post-baccalaureate work— the courses required for the minor are applicable to Pennsylvania State certification.
|EDEX 142||Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment||3.0|
|EDEX 246 [WI]||Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-8||3.0|
|EDUC 101||Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective||3.0|
|EDUC 120||Child Development I: Typical Development||3.0|
|or EDUC 123||Adolescent Development|
|EDUC 216||Diversity and Today's Teacher||3.0|
|EDUC 322||Evaluation of Instruction||3.0|
|EDUC 324||Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction||3.0|
|EDUC 325||Multimedia in Instructional Design||3.0|
Writing-Intensive Course Requirements
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.