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Education Studies

Minor offers Customizable Curriculum

The minor in Education Studies requires 18 credit hours of coursework, which requires all students to complete ELPS 250: Education & Society.  At least one course from each of the three themes is also required, as noted below:

  • Diversity Perspectives in Education;
  • Educational Psychology & Human Development;
  • Ethical, Legal, & International Perspectives in Education.

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ELPS 250 Education & Society 3
  Elective 1 3
  Elective 2 3
  Student will select one of the following:  
C&T 235 Multicultural Education 3
SPED 450 Diversity in Disability 3
  Student will select one of the following:  
EPSY 305 Development & Learning of the Young Child 3
EPSY 306 Development & Learning of the Adolescent 3
  Student will select one of the following:  
ELPS 540 Ethics & Education 3
ELPS 537 Governance & Organization of Schools 3
C&T 503 International Perspectives in K-12 Education 3

Suggested elective courses include:

  • C&T 100 - Introduction to the Education Profession
  • SPED 261 - Families & Professional Partnerships
  • SPED 326 - Teaching Exceptional Children & Youth in General Education Settings
  • ELPS 550 - Children & Youth in Urbanizing America
  • EPSY 580 - Positive Psychology

Declare your minor in Education Studies today.

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