Education Studies

Education Studies Minor

Students who minor in education studies examine education as a multidimensional and interdisciplinary area of study. Across courses in the minor program, students have an opportunity to understand the social, political, historical and cultural contexts that have shaped schooling practices and educational experiences. Students explore the competing tensions and inherent challenges within educational environments and develop a clear analysis of the role of equity, diversity and access.

The requirements below allow students to chart a meaningful path.  Faculty are available to support students through all stages of planning and decision-making.

The education studies minor consists of five courses across three dimensions: (normal font size, bold)

  1. Students will take at least two of the following courses that present interdisciplinary foundations: EDUC 212, EDUC 214, EDUC 215 or EDUC 216

  2. Students will choose three courses that offer a more specialized perspective within the study of education and may, in consultation with their advisor, select courses that reflect an area concentration: WRIT114/EDUC 102, EDUC 110, EDUC 117, EDUC 213, EDUC 312, EDUC 322, EDUC 334, EDUC 335 or MIT 11.125.

  3. Within the five-course minor program, students must take at least one of the following 300-level Education courses: EDUC 312, EDUC 322, EDUC 334, or EDUC 335.

Upon consultation with their advisor, students may substitute no more than one of the required courses with a course listed in Courses for Credit Toward the Minor. No more than one 100-level course may be included in the minor.  Note: Not all of these courses are offered every year; students should consult with an advisor to plan their program of study.

Education studies advisors: Barbara Beatty and Soo Hong