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.

This minor may not be taken in conjunction with the Education Minor or the Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Education Precertification Major.

Minor Requirements (21 - 24 credits):

* 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 that meets the endorsement requirements for Idaho. 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, kinesiology and health) it may be necessary for the third and fourth PEAK requirements to be met by a 15 to 20 credit individualized minor that includes courses from both of the remaining PEAK areas. The individualized minor must be approved by the chair of the education department and the academic vice president.

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.