Undergraduate Minor in Education

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Education impacts virtually every member of modern society. Our undergraduate minor in education is for you if you are interested in a career in teaching, interested in how people learn, or want to know how to effectively share information with your supervisors and peers.

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Why Minor in Education?

The education minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in careers in all levels of education.   

It is expected that upon completing this minor, you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibility of educators in society
  • Have the ability to navigate the complex relationships that influence teaching and learning
  • Possess the initial skills needed to plan lessons and teach
  • Gain a disposition of inquiry in relation to teaching and learning

If you are an undergraduate student interested in teaching in New York State public schools (pre-K through 12), you should consider the education minor to explore teaching as a career. While this minor itself cannot lead directly to initial teacher certification, you can earn up to 12 credit hours toward a master’s degree and teaching certificate.

Program Overview

Academic minor granted Education
Credits required for completion 18
Time to completion 3 to 4 semesters 
Course delivery On campus, online or hybrid
  • Early Childhood: Birth–Grade 2 (with or without bilingual extension)
  • Childhood: Grades 1–6 (with or without bilingual extension)
  • Early Childhood/Childhood: (Birth–Grade 2 and Grades 1–6)
  • Adolescence: Grades 7–12 (with or without grades 5–6 extension) in
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • English
    • Languages other than English (LOTE)
    • Math
    • Physics
    • Social Studies
  • All Grades:
    • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
    • Music

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.