This minor is specifically designed for students who have an interest in education but are NOT seeking licensure for public school teaching. This minor may suit students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree or who are interested in working in positions where an in-depth understanding of educational topics may provide support for their chosen profession.
This minor is NOT designed to prepare students for teaching, but fits well as additional minor beyond the two selected for a Liberal Arts Degree.
- Agriculture or Biology or Chemistry or Environmental Science
- Psychology or History or Political Science
- English or Foreign Language
- Theatre Arts and Visual Arts
- Philosophy or Religious Studies
This minor is NOT designed to provide an alternative route to licensure as a public school teacher. This minor does NOT substitute for the Teacher Education Program minor.
This minor should be declared upon the completion of the sophomore year.
Students who choose this minor MUST meet all prerequisites for EDU courses and MUST declare their intentions to pursue this non-licensure program upon the completion of EDU 203 - Foundations and Trends in Education, and prior to additional enrollment in any EDU classes above EDU 203. Prerequisites for courses above EDU 203 require testing.
This minor does not satisfy the experiential component required by majors thus this requirement must be met within the student’s chosen major.
Those interested in pursuing a Major in Physical Education and Health may not use the Educational Studies minor. Licensure is required for a Major in Physical Education and Health.