Minor in Education

About the Minor

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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0
EDEX 246Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-83.0
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
or EDUC 316 Teaching in Urban Contexts
EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0
or EDUC 123 Adolescent Development
or EDUC 223 Teaching the Middle School Child
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
EDUC 322Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
or EDUC 365 Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners
EDUC 325Multimedia in Instructional Design3.0
or EDUC 308 Creating a Positive Classroom Climate
Total Credits24.0
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