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Minors in Education

Are you considering branching out into teaching, coaching or counseling as it relates to your current major? Are you interested in building the foundation for a high-demand “fallback” option, in case your career plans shift unexpectedly?

 

Minor in Counselor Education

If you are considering a career that requires a lot of contact with people, like psychology, social work, communication, criminal justice, nursing, or teaching, you might want to consider a minor in counselor education. A minor in counselor education provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of the helping professions while allowing you to pursue your current primary course of study.

Also, if your ultimate educational goal is a graduate Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, this minor is a good first step towards the degree and a counseling practice- school, marriage, couples, or family counseling. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

 

Minor In General Education

When you minor in General Education, you can customize the minor to suit your specific interests by choosing from a wide array of topics on teaching. These range from educational psychology to diversity issues and resource management. You can even do a practicum, which allows you to explore a career in teaching first-hand with experiences in actual schools where you will meet teachers and work with them in their classrooms. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin

 

Minor in Physical Education (Athletic Coaching)

The minor in Athletic Coaching is a great way to explore your interests in coaching without having to sacrifice your focus on your major. Minoring in coaching will help you build skills and acquire the knowledge of coaching sport teams at a variety of levels. It also has the option for you to complete a practicum where you will be able to lead a small team as part of your experience. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin

 

Minor in Secondary Education Mathematics

If you are majoring in a quantitatively-oriented subject like statistics or economics, the Secondary Education Mathematics Minor will prepare you for the “fifth-year” Secondary Education Master of Teaching program in Mathematics. Completion of the Minor does not guarantee that you will be accepted to the master’s program, and some majors require additional course work in order to qualify for the Master of Teaching program. Contact the Office of Student Services for information on admission requirements and possible additional course work requirements for some majors. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin