Teaching & Learning Minor

Teaching & Learning Minor

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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. Students who plan to apply for the Elementary Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate or the Secondary Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate are strongly encouraged to declare this minor.

Minor Highlights

  • Prepares students to apply for teacher certification programs
  • Courses on human development and learning, pedagogy, and diversity 
  • Opportunities to observe and volunteer in formal and informal educational settings.

Minor Requirements

To complete the Teaching & Learning minor, students must complete 30 credits of Educational Studies coursework.

Required Coursework (20 credits)

  • B EDUC 220 Education and Society (5 cr)
  • B EDUC 402 Human Growth & Learning (5 cr) or B EDUC 456 Adolescents in Schools and Society (5 cr)
  • B EDUC 403 Introduction to Special Education
  • B EDUC 441 Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Education, and the Structure of English (5 cr)

Elective Coursework (10 credits)

  • B EDUC 210 Education in a Multicultural Society
  • B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 315 History of Education in the United States
  • B EDUC 330 Race, Culture, and Identity in the Classroom
  • B EDUC 340 STEAM Education (3 cr)
  • B EDUC 423 Health, Fitness, and Issues of Abuse (3 cr)
  • B EDUC 470 Disability Culture in Schools and Society
  • B EDUC 476 New Literacies for Digital Learning

Additional Requirements

  • A grade of 2.0 or better is required in each course credited for the minor

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