The Education minor without certification is designed for students who are not majoring in Education. This Education minor does not lead to teacher certification.

There are three pathways, depending upon professional goals: education minor without certification paired with any major; education minor without certification paired with a theology major for those students interested in theological education (campus ministry or teaching theology); and education minor without certification paired with a psychology major for those students interested in speech and language pathology or counseling graduate programs. These education minors do not lead to teacher certification.

Upon completion of a Declaration of Minor Form, the Director of Teacher Education will assign an advisor to the student.

During advising meetings, an individualized plan of study will be developed for each student. Refer to the plan of study for the timing of the courses. In addition to core and major requirements, the following five minor courses are required

Education minor without certification, paired with any major

    Required courses:

    • ED 240 - Principles of Teaching and Learning
    • clinical

      (clinical)

    • ED 480 - Internship in Education

    And three electives from the following courses:

    • ED 220 - Children's Literature
    • ED 230 - Adolescent Literature
    • ED 250 - Integrating Art and Creativity into Teaching
    • ED 255 - Multicultural Perspectives on Public Schooling in the United States
    • service learning

      (service learning)

    • ED 280 - Integration of Technology in Teaching and Learning
    • ED 311 - Getting Schooled: The Politics & Promise of American Education
    • ED 322 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education
    • clinical

      (clinical)

    • ED 340 - Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching
    • ED 360 - Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in the K-12 Classroom
    • service learning

      (service learning)

    • ED 375 - Literacy Methods
    • ED 380 - Theory and Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics

    Education minor without certification, paired with a theology major

      Required courses:

      • ED 240 - Principles of Teaching and Learning
      • PY 203 - Adolescent Psychology
      • ED 443 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Content: Social Studies
      • ED 480 - Internship in Education

      Select one elective:

      • ED 255 - Multicultural Perspectives on Public Schooling in the United States
      • ED 340 - Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching

      Education minor without certification, paired with a psychology major

        Required courses:

        • ED 240 - Principles of Teaching and Learning
        • PY 202 - Child Psychology
        • or
        • PY 203 - Adolescent Psychology
        • PY 314 - Childhood Psychopathology

        Select one elective:

        • ED 255 - Multicultural Perspectives on Public Schooling in the United States
        • ED 311 - Getting Schooled: The Politics & Promise of American Education
        • ED 322 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education
        • ED 340 - Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching
        • ED 480 - Internship in Education
        • PY 202 - Child Psychology
        • or
        • PY 203 - Adolescent Psychology