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Education Studies (Non-Licensure Program)

Educational Studies (Non-Licensure Minor)

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 (Russian or Spanish)
  • - Theatre Arts and Visual Arts
  • - Mathematics
  • - 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 302, and prior to additional enrollment in any EDU classes above EDU 302. Prerequisites for courses above EDU 302 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.

Required Courses

   EDU 202 Issues in Education through Technology 3
   EDU 302 Foundations of Education 3
   SPD 220 Special Education 3
   PSY 211 Human Growth and Development 3
   PSY 291 Practicum and Child Development Lab (students pursing only Elementary level) 1

  Subtotal    13

Elective Cluster

   EDU 310 Developmental & Diagnostic Reading and EDU 311 Language Arts (students pursing Elementary level) 6
   OR  
   EDU 312 Content Reading Literacy and EDU 330 Middle School (students pursing Secondary level) 6

 Total Hours Required    18/19