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School of Education/St. Thomas Aquinas College 4/14

A Minor in Education will introduce students to the field of education and help them to explore teaching as a career at either the elementary or secondary school level.  The six courses (18 credits) that comprise the minor are field-based.  This minor is particularly relevant for students who may be considering a career working with children, adolescents, or young adults.  While available to students and transfer students in all majors, this minor naturally complements study in psychology, social science, art therapy, therapeutic recreation, and sports management.  These courses will give students a supportive background if they which to pursue careers in school guidance, counseling, school psychology, social work, educational technology, or health-related fields working with children and adolescents with special needs, such as, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or behavior therapy.

The following courses are required to complete the minor in Education
(18 credits):

ED       206      Child Psychology or ED 208 Adolescent Psychology          _
ED       212      Educational Psychology                                                        
ED       213      Issues in Education                                                                
EDEL  232      Literature for Children and Adolescents                               
EDEL  240      or EDSC 218 Curriculum for Inclusive Classroom              
EDSP  241      Exceptional Children                                                           

Students who decide to become a teacher after completing the minor in Education, can enroll in the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree in Childhood, Childhood and Special Education, Adolescence, Adolescence and Special Education, or Art Education.  Students who achieve a grade of B or higher in the courses will be granted credits in the MST program as according to the following chart:

Undergraduate Courses in Minor

MST Courses

ED 212 and EDEL 240 or EDSC 218

GED 2101 Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching

ED 213

GED 2103 Historical & Contemporary Issues in Education

EDSP 241

GESP2601 Exceptional Children




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