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. 154
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)