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This minor is designed for students with a strong interest in exploring the field of education to develop a conceptual and situated understanding of schools and teaching. It will not lead to teacher licensure; rather it is designed to introduce students to the structure of American education. Students interested in teacher licensure are urged to contact the College's Student and Academic Affairs Office for guidance in identifying the requirements for teaching credentials.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: ESTU

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18-19

Required Courses

EDUC 300Introduction to Teaching3
SOCI 382Education in Contemporary Society3
Total Credits6


Select four courses from the following:12-13
Technology, Society, and the Culture of Learning
Schools and the Law
Organization and Management of Schools
Politics of American Education
Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film (must register for 3 credits)
Introduction to Childhood Studies
Total Credits12-13