Teaching & Learning Minor

Minor Description

The Teaching & Learning Minor is for students in any major who want to strengthen their knowledge of teaching in schools or other community settings. The minor helps students develop a deeper understanding of issues that impact teachers and educators at all levels. The minor also goes beyond the purpose of education to focus on classroom interactions, educators as change agents, and provide opportunities to interact with youth in a classroom setting.

Students who plan to apply for the Elementary Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate or other teacher certification programs are encouraged to declare this minor.

Meet with your advisor or an advisor in the School of Educational Studies (SES) for more information and to declare this minor.

Learning Objectives

The Teaching & Learning Minor provides students with opportunities to think critically on issues related to:

  • Child and adolescent development
  • Learning and pedagogy
  • Diverse populations including English-language learners and special education students
  • Education in K12 and informal settings

Minor Requirements

To complete the Teaching & Learning minor, students must complete 30 credits of Educational Studies coursework.

Required Coursework – 20 credits

  • B EDUC 220 Education and Society
  • B EDUC 402 Human Growth & Learning OR B EDUC 456 Adolescents in Schools and Society
  • B EDUC 403 Introduction to Special Education
  • B EDUC 441 Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Education, and the Structure of English

Elective Coursework – 10 credits

  • B EDUC 210 Education in a Multicultural Society
  • B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 315 History of Education in the United States
  • B EDUC 330 Race, Culture, and Identity in the Classroom
  • B EDUC 340 STEAM Education (3 cr)
  • B EDUC 423 Health, Fitness, and Issues of Abuse (3 cr)
  • B EDUC 470 Disability Culture in Schools and Society

Additional Requirements

  • A grade of 2.0 or higher is required in each minor course