The Department of Educational Studies offers two kinds of minors:
1. Teaching and field-based minor
Students complete at least five educational studies credits that focus on educational practice and the integration of theory and practice in school placements. This minor will normally be done in conjunction with teacher certification. The credits that comprise this minor are Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Methods seminar, Practice Teaching (two credits) and one of the following: Teaching Young Diverse Learners, Adolescence or Psychology and Practice.
2. Educational Studies minor
Students take at least five credits in discipline-based educational studies courses. For this minor, students identify a focus and describe how two or more of the courses or seminars they propose for the minor are related to this focus. Possible foci include but are not limited to Educational Policy, Educational Psychology, School and Society, Urban Education, Environmental Education, Literacy, Gender and Education, and Special Education. EDUC 016 and 017 do not count toward an educational studies minor.
Students pursuing a minor complete the requirements of the major department for the senior comprehensive exercise.