2013-14 Catalogs

Minor in Educational Studies

The Educational Studies Minor provides students who are interested in education, experience and knowledge of the philosophical, psychological and practical facets of this field of study.  The minor is a total of 18 credits, nine of which may be chosen from the following list.  The Educational Studies Minor courses meet many of the Core Curriculum requirements, including the Thematic Cluster. Important: The Minor in Educational Studies does NOT lead to teacher certification.

General Track – 18 Credits

Required Courses

EDU 100* Exploring Teaching as a Profession Or
EYE 108 Culture Identity, and Education
HRD 200* Multi-Cultural Human Development (meets Socio-Cultural Analysis requirement)
SED 335* Students with Exceptionalities in General Education    

Choose 3 of the following:

ADS 300* Ethics and Youth with Exceptionalities (EISRC course)
EDU 200 Education in the United States
EDU 210 Theoretical Foundations of Learning
EDU 300 Educational Media and Technology
EDU 310* What is the Purpose of Education in a Democracy? (meets ESIRC and International requirement)
EDU 305* Foundations of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (fall and spring) (meets Diversity requirement)
EDU 336 Children's Literature
SED 420* Multi-Tiered Systems of Educational Support

* These courses include a field experience component.

TEAMS Track – 19-20 Credits 

This track is for TEAMS students to complete their program within the new Core Curriculum. It meets the Core Curriculum Cluster requirement.

Required courses

EDU 200 Education in the United States, or
EYE 108 Culture, Identity and Education, or
EDU 310 What is the Purpose of Education in a Democracy?
HRD 200: Multi-cultural Human Development (meets Socio-Cultural Analysis requirement)
EDU 211/212: Culture & Community/ Field Experience, or
EDU 305* Foundations of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
EDU 220/221: Middle School Community Seminar and Field Experience
EDU 320/321: Applied Skills in Teaching and Learning and Field Experience
EDU 390: Portfolio Development (meets Capstone Requirement)

* These courses include a field experience component.