Educational Studies Minor

The Educational Studies Minor can be completed alongside any field of study or major. This non-certificate program will introduce you to our educational system and why it functions the way it does. You’ll explore education as a social and cultural phenomenon through historical, psychological, and philosophical lenses.

You’ll be well prepared to pursue teaching through a traditional teacher certification program, in graduate school, through alternative licensure programs, or to explore other opportunities in the field of education.

If interested in applying to the Educational Studies minor please e-mail Professor Stebick at

Courses in the Educational Studies Minor

Six courses are required for the minor.

Introductory Courses

One from EDUC 115, EDUC 201, or MUS_CLAS 149

Two Approved Courses 300-level or Higher

Two courses from any EDUC Courses at the 300-level or higher, or AFS 366, ES 335, HIST 334, MGT 370, MUS_CLAS 320, 410, 412, 440, PP 322 Topic: Urban Education, PSYCH 328.

Three Additional Electives

Three courses from any EDUC courses not satisfying a requirement above, or AFS 246, 264, 267, 290, ARTH 214, ENG 242, FYS 102-3, 112-2, 143-2, 179, HIST 248, IDS 121/221, MATH 215, MGT 270, PHIL 218, 219, 222, 224, 226 228, POL 101, PP 221, PSYCH 210, 214, 215, 222, 225, 226, 229, 236, 238, SOC 101, 202, 209, 250 Topic: Sociology of Education.


  • No more than two courses may be taken at the 100-level.
  • At least four courses must be taken in the Education Department or carry an EDUC prefix.
  • No more than one course maybe taken off-campus