The School of Education/Health and Human Performance offers a minor for interested bachelor’s degree students. This is a valuable option for students who have an interest in teaching in their major field (e.g. math, biology, etc.) in the future but do not wish to pursue teacher certification at this time. Students can complete their major with an education minor during the normal four-year sequence and then return to complete the requirements for becoming licensed to teach in their respective field(s). In addition, a minor in Education can enhance marketability with the skills needed to develop and deliver professional development in the workplace.
Teacher candidates are advised to complete the appropriate Special Methods course in addition to the minor if available, (e.g., Math 4431 for a Math major, ENGL 4431 for an English major, etc.). All course prerequisites, including formal admission to teacher education, are required for the minor. Interested students should contact the Dean of Teacher Education, who serves as the advisor for the minor.