The minor is intended for students with a range of interests in education, including those who seek to pursue careers in schools (counseling, administration, private school, Teach for America, special education, higher education) and those who have a broader interest in human growth and flourishing.
Note: the following requirements and list of courses were updated in the fall of 2017 and will officially take effect in the 2018-2019 academic year. Students graduating in 2018 should refer to requirements in the 2017-2018 catalog. Students in the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 may choose either the previous requirements or the updated ones below.
A minor in Educational Studies requires EDUC-100; either EDUC-265, 280, or EDUC/PHIL-310W; and three courses from among the following (at least two of which must be EDUC):
- EDUC-265, 270, 280, 290, 320, 330, 346, 350W, 375, 380, 491, 492; EDUC/PHIL-310W
- PSYC-240, 340, 342
- HEP-223 and 224 (must take both to count as one course)
- HEP-366, 464
Students may receive departmental permission to substitute a different non-EDUC course, not on the above list, if they provide compelling evidence for its relevance to the minor. Education minors who undertake study abroad in Education may work with the department to determine adequate substitutions for required courses.
Students in the certification program automatically earn a minor in completing their pre-teaching coursework.