Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Education Minor * - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: Minor


For advisement regarding the education minor contact:

Sui Mei Grierson
Administrative Assistant

For advisement regarding the requirements for admission to the graduate-level initial teacher certification program, contact:

Office of the Teacher Education Institute
375 Baldy Hall

Acceptance Information

Students must formally apply to the education minor.The minimum GPA for admission is 2.5.

Education - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

For Undergraduate Minor in Education

Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Advising Notes

The education minor consists of 19 credits: three required courses and three elective courses. The first course in the education minor, LAI 350, is an introductory course that provides a foundation for the other education coursework and includes early field experiences. The remaining courses may be applicable to the graduate-level program leading to initial teacher certification. For example, students who successfully complete CEP 400, ELP 405, and LAI 414, and who later enroll in the graduate-level program leading to initial teacher certification for adolescence (grades 7-12) education, may include these courses in their coursework toward initial teacher certification, thus reducing by nine credits the required coursework in the graduate-level program.

Required Courses

LAI 350 Introduction to Education
CEP 400 Educational Psychology
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
Three elective courses

Head Start on graduate teacher certification: 9 credit hours for most content area programs (Childhood, Early CHildhood, English, Math, Science) will count towards Initial Certification at the graduate level. The graduate program for Initial Teaching Certification would, then, require only 24 credit hours (rather than 33), easily completed in one year.

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor 19

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Sophomore or Junior Year
LAI 350

Junior and Senior Years
CEP 400, ELP 405, and three elective courses

Electives and Course Groupings

CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse & Addiction
CEP 453 Introduction to Rehabilitation
LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development and Learning
LAI 414 Language, Cognition, and Writing
LAI 416 Early Childhood Education Theory and Practice
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
LAI 490 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood
UE 252 Honors Seminar
LIN 496 Internship

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