The Educational Studies Minor provides students with knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand and apply multiple and conflicting perspectives on education and schooling;
  • Understand how historical events, social forces, and moral principles related to democratic institutions can inform and direct schooling practice, leadership, and governance;
  • Understand the full significance of diversity in a democratic society and how that bears on curriculum and instruction, school and community leadership, and state and national governance;
  • Analyze critically both historical and current educational policies and practices at national, state, and local levels, and their impacts on teaching, learning, and the assessment of P-16 students.
  • Prepare students who plan to enter graduate school in various education-related fields, such as school psychology, speech pathology, educational policy, education law, etc.
  • Fulfill the needs of students who are interested in the academic study of educational history, sociology, psychology, theory, and policy.

The program prepares you for graduate school in various education related fields, such as school psychology, speech pathology, educational policy, education law, and other fields. The minor can also fulfill your interest in the academic study of educational history, sociology, psychology, theory, and policy.

Courses You Might Take

EDU 208

Comp & International Education

Instructor
Marsicano

This course introduces students to the comparative study of educational institutions and cultures in India, Chile, the UAE, China, Northern Ireland, and the United States.  We will examine a number of issues, including but not limited to:  The…

EDU 121

Foundations of American Educ

Instructors
Gay, Kelly

Traces historical development and underlying philosophies of educational institutions and practices in the United States; considers current roles and functions of the school in relation to other social institutions.

Satisfies the Historical Thought requirement.
 

Prerequisites
(Fall…

EDU 395

Independent Study

Instructor
Staff

Independent Study in Education

Prerequisites