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Minor in Educational Studies

HPU’s minor in Education Studies provides students with an understanding of the field of education as a social science, a pedagogical practice and a cultural force, including its foundational ideas, trends and issues, as well as its components of human learning and development, school culture, student diversity, and instructional methods. It supplements students whose major(s) prepare them for instructional settings other than the traditional public school classroom or whose career plans include working with children or young adults. It does not require students to fulfill the requirements for teacher licensure.

The Education Studies Minor might be a good fit for you if . ..

  • Your chosen profession or career includes instructing others in some capacity (e.g. employee/consumer education or training)
  • You want to teach (e.g. in private schools or internationally) , but do not wish to pursue teacher licensure
  • You plan on teaching at the college level
  • Your career plans include working with children or young adults
  • You have an interest in education policies or practices

Requirements for the Minor in Educational Studies (20 credits):

Required Courses (16 credits)

  • EDU 1201:  Seminar in Teaching (2)*
  • EDU 2100:  Nature of the Learner (or EDU 2100 H if in the Honors Program**) (4)
  • EDU 3260:  Education in the Age of Globalization (4)*
  • EDU 4200: Multicultural Education in Diverse Society (or EDU 4540 if in the Honors Program**)  (4)*
  • EDU 4275: Internship in Education (2)+

Choose two courses (totaling 4 hours) from list below:

  • EDU 2110:  Introduction to Educational Technology (2)
  • EDU 3110:  Technology for Teachers (2)
  • EDU 4111:  Independent Study (2 )

*These courses may also count toward the student’s General Education requirement (Global Studies and Social Studies respectively.)

**This course is available only to students who are in the Honors Program.

+Students will complete a 30-hour, unpaid internship in education.  Whenever possible, the student’s internship placement/responsibilities will complement the student’s major or career plans.

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