This minor encourages a wide-ranging liberal arts exploration of educational issues, theories, and practices. Students focus primarily on the psychological, social, philosophical, and historical foundations of education and gain practical experience working with children and/or adolescents in a variety of classroom contexts. It provides preparation for graduate study in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education, as well as for careers in private-school teaching. A total of seven courses is required for the minor:

Core Courses (3)

ED 201: Education and Social Justice
ED 213: Schools and Society
ED 493: Senior Seminar in Education

Practicum (ED 351) or  Internship (1)

Electives (3)*

ED 215: Children and Adolescents in Schools and Society
ED 242: History and Philosophy of Progressive Education
ED 245: Dimensions of Educational Equity
ED 247: Current Policy Issues in US Education
ED 322: Social Class and Schooling
ED 324: Elite Schooling in Global Context
ED 345: Reform in the Classroom
ED 347: Educational Policymaking in Theory and Practice
ED 374: Educating All Learners in Inclusive Classrooms
WG/ED: 317 Boys to Men

*for substitutions please consult program chair