Education Applied Minor (AM)

Educators must be able to understand development and the learning process, connect with their students, and think critically about classrooms and institutions. The applied minor in education supports you in threading all of these elements together, connecting coursework with practical experience.

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Program details

Through a variety of courses and a practicum, you will explore issues in teaching and learning from historical, political, philosophical and practical perspectives. You’ll also be able to individualize your experience to fit your specific interests in teaching and learning while participating in the common experience of exploring educational issues critically.

Applied minors (AMs) are distinctive programs allowing you to personalize your education and to help you make direct connections between academic interests and co-curricular activities.

Learn more about applied minors.

One of the following two courses is required:

  • EDUC 120 Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 248 Theory and Practice

Four of the following courses — at least one course outside of the Social Science Division:

Social Science Division courses:

  • EDUC 120 Foundations of Education (if not taken as one of the required courses above)
  • EDUC 248 Theory and Practice (if not taken as one of the required courses above)
  • PSYC 230 Human Development
  • PSYC 373 Moral Education
  • PSYC 377 Psychology of Happiness

Courses from other divisions:

  • EDUC 310 Experiential Education
  • ENSU 320 Pedagogies of Place
  • MATH 120 Elementary Statistics
  • MUSE 315 Engaging Audiences with Outreach and Interpretation
  • SPAN 306 Spanish Linguistics, Language and Pedagogy
  • TESO 344 Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Note: The Department of English is creating a new course with a pedagogical bent. Once approved, it will be added to this list.

View a full list of courses and their descriptions.

Our faculty

Questions about the education applied minor should be directed to the program coordinator, Cammi Fulvi.

Have questions?

Learn more about declaring your interest in an applied minor and find answers to other questions you may not even know you have.

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