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Undergraduate Programs

Minor

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

Courses for Educational Studies Concentration

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 Anthropology and Sociology of Schooling
  4. ED 162 Critical Histories of U.S. Education
  5. One of:
    • ED 163 Philosophies
    • ED 164 Education for Peace and Justice
    • ED 167 Critical Race Theory
      Other electives from (5) and from the following non-exhaustive list may be considered options for one of the requirements as deemed appropriate by the 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 14 Special Topics: Food and Schools
    • ED 165 Feminist and Gender Theories
    • ED 166 Masculinities & U.S. 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

Courses for Teaching and Learning Concentration

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 in general and in particular disciplines. This concentration is especially well suited to students wanting to pursue possible teaching careers and those wanting to study processes of learning within their particular majors.

  1. ED 001 School and Society
  2. ED 011 Observing Theory in Action (ED001 a pre-requisite)
  3. One of:
    • ED 161 Anthropology and Sociology of Schooling
    • ED 162 Critical Histories of U.S. Education
    • ED 163 Philosophies
    • ED 164 Education for Peace and Justice
    • ED 167 Critical Race Theory
  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 for one of the requirements as deemed appropriate by the 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 14 Special Topics: Food and Schools
    • ED 91/92 Special Topics: Thinking Through Museums
    • ED 161 Anthropology and Sociology of Schooling
    • ED 142 Education of the Exceptional Child
    • ED 162 Critical Histories of U.S. Education
    • ED 163 Philosophies
    • ED 164 Education for Peace and Justice
    • ED 167 Critical Race Theory
    • 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