Education Studies Minor

This minor is offered by the Education Department under the Social Science & History PEAK for students who, though not interested in K-12 teaching/certification, wish to better understand the role of education in a democratic society. The curriculum emphasizes the theory and foundations of schooling rather than the methodology of the discipline. This minor will provide background for students who wish to go on to graduate school to study educational policy or pursue careers in which they will work with and around schools in non-teaching roles. (Note: This minor may not be used to meet the Social Science and History PEAK requirement for students who are completing another education major or minor.)

Student Outcomes:

  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving,
  • Analytical Reasoning,
  • Critical Thinking
  • Student will be able to articulate the role of education in a democratic society
  • Students will be able to describe the relationship between cognitive development and learning
  • Students will be able to discuss the interaction among culture, educational policy, and educational practice.