Teaching & Learning Minor

A new minor for future educators in all learning settings

The Teaching and Learning Minor is for students in any major who want to strengthen their knowledge of teaching in schools or other community settings.

  • K-12 Schools
  • Recreation Centers
  • Museums
  • Health Clinics
  • Professional Training

Develop a deeper understanding of topics that impact teachers and educators at all levels such as human development and learning, pedagogy, and diversity in the classroom. Several classes in this Minor provide opportunities to observe and volunteer in formal and informal educational settings.

The Teaching and Learning Minor is comprised of 6 courses (30 credits) that, when taken together, lay a strong foundation for future educators in a wide variety of settings.

Required Courses:

  1. B EDUC 220 Education and Society (5 cr) I&S OR
    B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, and Education (5 cr) I&S
    and
  2. B EDUC 315 History of Education in the United States (5 cr) I&S
  3. B EDUC 391 The Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning (5 cr)
  4. B EDUC 330 Race, Culture and Identity in the Classroom (5 cr)
  5. B EDUC 456 Adolescents in School and Society (5 cr) I&S
  6. B EDUC 491 Disability Culture in Schools and Society (5 cr)

Advising Appointments

The Teaching and Learning Minor is open to students in all majors. If you are interested in teaching or becoming a community educator, please meet with Erica Lind (elind@uwb.edu) for advising, or consider enrolling in one of the above courses to learn more about the foundations of teaching.

Students majoring in Biology or Math who want to become teachers are strongly encouraged to complete the Teaching and Learning Minor in preparation for a future two quarter graduate certificate program that leads to Washington State Teacher Certification with endorsements in General Science and Biology or Math.

Talk with your advisor or make an appointment with Erica Lind, Education Advisor:  elind@uwb.edu