Education Minor

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The education minor is designed to provide foundational knowledge about education within the larger social context and to offer a cross-disciplinary examination of the intersections of education, culture, and society.

  • Examine the legal, ethical, interpersonal and community issues that impact education across the life span of a learner.

  • Work closely with professionals as well as complete readings and tasks about current issues in education to provide students the opportunity to explore a career as an educator.

  • Examine the relationships between education and the social, political, philosophical and cultural contexts of the larger society.

  • Study the hereditary and environmental factors that influence individuals’ physical, cognitive, affective, social, and language development.

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Career Paths

Students choosing to minor in education may wish to explore education as a possible career choice or they may be interested in studying current issues in the field as well as learning more about schools and schooling in today’s society.

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Minor Requirements 

The academic program coordinator in the College of Education and Human Ecology must approve the Minor Program Form. The student must file the approved form with a college or school counselor. 

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Minimum credit hours


At least 6 credits must be at the 3000-level or above 

Minimum GPA


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Grades required

C- or better 

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