Minor in Education Studies

The minor in Education Studies provides a solid grasp of essential theory and research in education, along with an opportunity to focus on particular aspects of the process of the educational system. The minor in Education Studies does not lead to teacher licensure, nor does it prepare students to teach.  Rather, it offers a broad introduction to education as a field of study and as a fundamental human activity. 

Benefits of the minor in Education Studies:

The Education Studies minor will provide a foundation for students interested in roles or careers that intersect with the schools, policy related to education and human development, and participation in a democratic society that is based on universal access to education.  The goal is to provide undergraduates of any major the opportunity to develop an understanding of the legal, social, political, and economic forces that influence and shape educational policies by choosing from lower and upper division elective courses in three areas:

                1) Diversity Perspectives in Education, 

                2) Educational Psychology and 

                3) Human Development, and Ethical, Legal, and International Perspectives in Education. 

Any student desiring to complete the minor in Education Studies should develop a program plan with their academic advisor from their major department. However, the School of Education & Human Sciences can provide advising information specific to the Education Studies minor, if desired. Contact your academic advisor today to see if a minor in Education Studies aligns with your career goals and academic program.