Minor in Education

The minor in education is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the possibility of a career related to early childhood and elementary education.  Students interested in pursuing this minor are required to meet with Pat Tuttle in the Education Department. She will provide guidance for choosing appropriate courses and, in consultation with the student, develop an individualized plan for the minor. The minor will consist of 20 CR (a minimum of 10 CR must be taken in the Education Department).  Courses other than those listed below must be approved in order to receive credit towards the minor. Students must have a C or better in all Education courses that apply to the minor.


Courses Offered Annually by the Education Department

On Campus Courses:


EDU 303   Learning with Children 4CR

EDU 290   Emergent Literacy for Children 4CR


EDU 396   Exploring Teaching – Elementary/Early Childhood Education 2CR

(Limited enrollment; Permission required; May be repeated for credit)


Individualized Study-

EDU 199/299/399/499   Independent Study 1-4CR

(Limited enrollment; Permission required; May be repeated for credit)

LAN 310   Teaching a Second Language: Approaches, Methods 4CR

ODL 320   Program Planning and Design 4CR

ODL 315   Group Process 4CR

ODL 215   Initiatives for Adventure Education 4CR

PSY 101   Introduction to Psychology 4CR

PSY 20    Child Development 2CR

PSY 323   Learning and Conditioning 2CR

SWK 202   Skills of Helping Others 2CR

SWK 305   Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: The Life Course 4CR

SOC 211   The Family 4CR

WRI 207   Teaching Writing in Communities 4CR

SWK 295   The Art of Art Therapy 4CR