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Education Major

The Colorado College Education Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new Education Major, as well as a new Education Minor for Secondary and K-12 Teaching. Click here for the FAQ for Education Courses.

 How to get started in the ED Major or Minor

The Major - Requirements

The education major is designed for the undergraduate to recognize education as a discipline whose  presence is historical, social, political, and economical. Through social inquiry, critical analysis, and  community engagement, education majors will examine the central position educational systems occupy in civic functioning.   

A student majoring in education must complete a minimum of ten units, distributed as described below: 

Category: Foundations in Education (two units)
ED220 2013 Cornerstone

ED115  The Arts, Community, and the Experience of Learning (only 1 unit of credit towards this distribution requirement)  
ED150  Contemporary Issues in Education  
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education   
ED211  Framework for American Education  
ED218  Globalization in Education  
ED222  Diversity and Equity in Education*  
ED255  Urban Education 

* Course required for majors who wish to earn teaching credentials 

Category: Practicum (two units) 

ED100  College Aides in Colorado Springs Schools - 0.5 units
ED110  Experienced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite:  ED100) - 0.5 units  
ED201  Advanced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite:  ED110) - 0.5  units  
ED202  Teaching  English  as  a  Second  Language  (prerequisite:  ED100) - 0.5  units  
ED206  Independent Study Practicum (prerequisite: ED110) - 0.5 to 1.0 units    
ED220  Youth Empowerment - 0.5 units


Category: Educational Research (one unit) 

ED260  Educational Research Design (prerequisite: ED115, ED150, ED210, ED211, ED218, ED222 or ED255) 

Category: Psychology (one unit) 

ED311  Educational Psychology (prerequisite: ED115, ED150, ED210, ED211, ED218, ED222 or ED255) 

Category: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (one unit) 

ED370  Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)  
ED385  Environmental Education (prerequisite: ED100, ED311) 

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED470  Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in Elementary School (prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)    
ED471  Teaching Science and Health in Elementary School (prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)
ED474  Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for Secondary Educators (Variable  title: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English; prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)    
ED475  Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for K-­12 Educators (Variable title: Art, Music, Global Languages;  prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**) 

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block 

Category: Educational Policy and Reform (one unit) 

ED415  Educational Interventions (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385)  
ED439  Policy and Politics in American Education (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385)  
ED455  Education Reform in the 21st Century (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385) 

Category: Advanced Research (one unit)

ED490  Advanced Research (prerequisite: ED260, ED311 and COI)

Advisors: Charlotte Mendoza; Kris Stanec; Mike Taber; Manya Whitaker

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