Minor in Education
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The Education minor gives students a solid understanding of the foundations of schooling in the United States and also provides students with field experience in P-6 schools. The Education minor is available to any student in the college who is not majoring in education (Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Elementary Education), and does not prepare students for New York State teacher certification eligibility. The Education minor will be of interest to students who:
- would like to pursue positions in public policy, educational research, and volunteer programs such as the Peace Corps;
- choose teaching later in their college career and would like to prepare for admission to Master of Arts in Teaching programs or other graduate programs such as school psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech therapy;
- are interested in enrolling in a NYSED coaching or TA certification programs after graduation.
Students wishing to pursue a minor in Education must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours of education courses and at least two credits of field work with a minimum 30 hours in the field.
- ED 111 Child Development and Observation (3) and
- ED 111L Child Development and Observation Fieldwork (1 credit, 15 hours)
- ED 131 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Communities (3) and
- ED 131L Teaching and Learning in Diverse Communities Fieldwork (1 credit, 15 hours)
- ED 320 Emergent Literacy (3)
- ED 090 Child Abuse/Neglect Identification and Reporting (0)
- ED 093 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) (0)
- ED ___ Electives in Education (7)*
* Please note that 3 of these credits must be from an upper-level class (300 or 400 level)