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Education Minor

Requirements for the Education Minor were recently revised.
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Click here for the Education Minor advising checklist revised September 2015

Where to Start in Education 2015
The Minor - Requirements

The minor supports students who wish to study the complexities of education ranging from its historical, social, philosophical and psychological bases to modern day issues and applications.  Students interested in teaching at a secondary or K-12 level will need to major in their content area and minor in Education.
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A student minoring in education must complete five units from the following categories: 

Category: Foundations in Education (two units) 

ED220 2013 Class

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*
ED225  Foundations of Environmental Education (TREE Semester)
ED250  Topics in Education (any variation) 
- Beyond the School Yard: Representations of Teaching and Learning (15-16)
- Multicultural Education (15-16)*
ED255  Urban Education*
Study Abroad unit (see approved list including some DIS, Budapest for Math Education, Chile Comparative Ed/Social Change, Senegal Education and Culture, CIEE in Dominican Republic for ESL training, HECUA Inequality in America...)

* Either ED222 or ED255 must be taken for majors or minors who wish to earn teaching credentials.

Category: Practicum (one unit) 

ED100  College Aides in Colorado Springs Schools - 0.5 unit 
ED110  Experienced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite: ED100) - 0.5 unit 
ED120  Practicum in Environmental Education (TREE Semester - 1.0 unit)
ED121  Youth Empowerment - 0.5 unit
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners - 1.0 unit
ED201  Advanced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite: ED110) - 0.5 unit
ED206  Independent Study Practicum (prerequisite:  ED110) - 0.5  to  1.0  unit
ED213  Engaging the Learner (prerequisite: ED110) - 1.0 unit
Study Abroad 0.5 unit (see approved list)

Category: Psychology (one unit)

ED311  Educational Psychology (prerequisite: one unit from the foundations category) 

Selecting the Final Course to Complete the Minor

Students in the Teacher Preparation Program
If you are a teacher candidate in the Teacher Preparation Program, preparing for either the 9th semester program or Master of Arts in Teaching program, the you must take ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching ad Disciplinary Literacy Methods as your fifth course to complete the minor. We will admit you to the course with "Consent of Instructor."

Students Only Wishing to Complete the Minor and Not Interested in Teacher Licensure
If you are a student completing the education minor, then you must take one course from curriculum, instruction, and assessment listed in the table below.

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: ED120, ED225)

Advisors: Kris Stanec; Mike Taber; Manya Whitaker