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Minor in Education

The Department of Education offers a Minor in Education. Five courses are required. There are two possible concentrations: Educational Studies OR Teaching and Learning.

Sabina Vaught is the general advisor for the Educational Studies minor, and Bárbara M. Brizuela is the general advisor for the Teaching and Learning minor. In addition to Sabina and Bárbara, Linda Beardsley, Steve Cohen, Brian Gravel, David Hammer, Ryan Redmond, Laura Rogers, and Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde are also available as Minor in Education advisors.

Educational Studies:
Students pursuing a Minor in Education with a concentration in Educational Studies have an opportunity to explore education as a site of critical analysis through disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. Students pursuing this Minor concentration will develop critical understandings of school as a site of inquiry and study. They will become broadly familiar with the bodies of scholarship that constitute the foundations of education as a field.

  1. ED 001: School and Society
  2. ED 011: Observing Theory in Action (ED001 a pre-requisite)
  3. ED 161: Sociology of the School
  4. ED 162: Class, Race, and Gender in the History of U.S. Education
  5. One of:
    • ED 163: Philosophies of Education
    • ED 164: Education for Peace and Justice
    • ED 167: Critical Race Theory Seminar: Issues in Urban Education

      Other electives from (5) and from the following non-exhaustive list may be considered options instead for a fifth course as deemed appropriate by the appropriate Minor advisor. A student may use up to two courses in the Minor towards a Major concentration providing these courses are accepted by the Major department. (Some of the listed classes are high-demand and require prior permission of instructor to enroll; students must therefore plan ahead.)

    • ED 165: Educating Women and Girls
    • ED 166: Masculinities in Urban Schooling
    • CD 007: The Child and the Educational Process
    • CD 062: Childhood across Cultures
    • CD 153: Culture and Learning: Issues for Education
    • CD 164: Cultural Diversity in Child and Family Services
    • CD 177: Bilingual Children in U.S. Schools
    • CD 182: Social Policy for Children and Families

Teaching and Learning:
Students pursuing a Minor in Education with a concentration in Teaching and Learning have an opportunity to explore the processes of teaching and learning both empirically and theoretically. This concentration is especially well suited to students wanting to pursue possible teaching careers and those wanting to better understand these processes from different perspectives.

  1. ED 001: School and Society
  2. ED 011: Observing Theory in Action (ED001 a pre-requisite)
  3. One of:
    • ED 161: Sociology of the School
    • ED 162: Class, Race, and Gender in the History of U.S. Education
    • ED 163: Philosophies of Education
    • ED 164: Education for Peace and Justice
    • ED 167: Critical Race Theory Seminar: Issues in Urban Education
  4. ED 130: Human Development and Learning
  5. One of:
    • ED 110: History and Political Science/Political Philosophy Curricula
    • ED 111: Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in the Science Curriculum
    • ED 112: Mathematics Learning Environments
    • ED 113: Language Arts Curricula in the Middle and Secondary School
    • ED 114: Linguistic Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
    • ED 119: Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in Engineering Curriculum

      Other electives from (5) and from the following non-exhaustive list may be considered options instead for a fifth course as deemed appropriate by the appropriate Minor advisor. A student may use up to two courses in the Minor towards a Major concentration providing these courses are accepted by the Major department. (Some of the listed classes are high-demand and require prior permission of instructor to enroll; students must therefore plan ahead.)

    • ED 91/92: Special Topics: Thinking Through Museums
    • ED 161: Sociology of the School
    • ED 130: Human Development and Learning
    • ED 142: Education of the Exceptional Child
    • ED 162: Class, Race, and Gender in the History of U.S. Education
    • ED 163: Philosophies of Education
    • ED 164: Education for Peace and Justice
    • ED 167: Critical Race Theory Seminar: Issues in Urban Education
    • ED 182: Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning
    • CD 051: Intellectual Development of Young Children
    • CD 061/161: Personal-Social Development
    • CD 068/168: Adolescent Development and the Transition to Adulthood
    • CD 151: Advanced Intellectual Development of Young Children
    • CD 152: Development of Thought and Language
    • CD 155: The Young Child's Development of Language
    • CD 195: Developmental Disorders

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