Education Minor

This 21-24 credit minor is offered by the Education Department under the Professional PEAK. It is a prerequisite for admission to the Fifth-Year and Master of Arts and Teaching programs that lead to state certification as an elementary or secondary teacher.

* Students seeking certification as secondary teachers are not required to take EDU-304

Candidates planning to teach at the secondary level must complete the education minor, a major that is approved as a first teaching field and a 20 credit second teaching field. In instances where the first and second teaching fields are in the same PEAK (e.g. chemistry and biology, math and physics, art and theater) we propose that the third and fourth PEAK requirements be met by a 15 credit individualized minor that includes courses from both PEAK areas

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Dispositions to Teach
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Candidates will be able to develop lessons appropriate to the grade level and subject/s they will teach.
  • Candidates will be able to describe effective approaches to teaching reading in content areas.