The minor in Educational Studies includes 6 courses that offer a basic knowledge of many elements of the teaching and learning process. Though these courses represent most of prerequisite courses for the MAT program, this minor is also recommended for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to education, but do not necessarily plan to teach in K-12 settings.
The courses within the minor may be completed in any order, though it is important to acknowledge that some of the courses have prerequisites.
- EDUC 206: Education in America
- One course in Language Acquisition chosen from the following two:
- EDUC 296: Language Acquisition and Phonemic Awareness
- EDUC 286 Language Acquisition and Reading Development for Secondary and K-12 Teachers
- EDUC 336: Exceptionality: Introduction to Special Education
- Prerequisites: PSYCH 101 & EDUC 206
- EDUC/PSYC 368: Educational Psychology
- Prerequisite: EDUC 206
- EDUC 491: ESL Across the Curriculum
- Prerequisite: EDUC/PSYC 368
- One course with a developmental focus chosen from the following three:
- PSYC 331: Infant and Child Development
- PSYC 333: Adolescence
- PSYC 230: Lifespan Development
For students who are interested in education, but are not planning to apply for the MAT program or teacher certification, it is possible to petition for course substitutions for a portion of the requirements. Contact the Department Chair for more information.