Education

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 (2)

ED 231: Teaching for Social Justice
ED 493: Senior Seminar in Education and Human Development
or ED 431: Senior Seminar in Curriculum and Methods

Practicum (ED 351 or ED 355) or  Internship (1)

Electives (4)*

ED 135: Multicultural Literacy
ED 213: Schools and Society
ED 215: Children and Adolescents: Cases and Concepts
ED 221: Creating Media for Social Change
ED 242: History and Philosophy of Progressive Education
ED 322: Social Class and Schooling
ED 374: Teaching Students with Special Needs
WG/ED: 317 Boys to Men
WG/ED: 335 Girls, Activism, and Popular Culture

*for substitutions please consult program chair

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