Secondary Education Studies Minor
The minor in Secondary Education Studies offers students the opportunity to enhance their major studies and, through exposure to the study and practical application of Education, be prepared to take on the challenges of their chosen profession, when many lives will be affected by their actions and decisions. The minor can also help students gain awareness of how people work and learn - and help students communicate clearly and effectively.
The Secondary Education Studies minor is for students who may be interested in teaching but who do not want to complete a teaching internship. Students interested in non-traditional teaching, other school-based careers (like guidance counselor or school psychologist), graduate school, or other people-oriented careers can benefit from this minor.
Students planning on pursuing teacher certification should note that this minor on its own is not sufficient for certification. Students who wish to teach middle school or high school are encouraged to consider applying for the Secondary Teacher Certification Program.
Human Development majors are not eligible for a minor in Secondary Education Studies.
Requirements for the Minor
The Secondary Education Studies Minor requires a minimum of seven courses: EDU 251, EDU 252, EDU 307, EDU 330, a one-credit Secondary or International Field Experience (EDU 215-217), and two additional courses from the following:
EDU 303. Comparative Education
EDU 305. Qualitative Inquiry in Education
EDU 311. World Geography
EDU 315. Traditional and Modern Grammar
EDU 318. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education
EDU 354. Literature for Children: K-8
EDU 490. Seminar in Peer Tutoring (by application only)
EDU 394. Special Topics: Two Irelands (Spring / Summer)
PSY 202. Lifespan Development
ENG 342. Children’s and Adolescent Literature
ANT 200. Introduction to Language
SOC 221. Social Inequalities
EDU 394. Special Topics Courses
The “Ed Block” certification program courses (by application only): EDU 401. Principles of Teaching, EDU 403. Special Methods in Teaching, and EDU 405. Secondary Education Teaching Internship)
Related courses approved by Department Chair and Coordinator of Secondary Education
Interested in the minor? Fill out your Major / Minor Declaration form here!