The minor in Educational Studies is open to any majors interested in acquiring valuable knowledge in the complex field of education. Educational Studies approaches the entire field of education from a non-centered perspective examining a variety of educational systems where an interdisciplinary perspective is highly valued. Educational Studies is not a P-12 pedagogical or skills based training program designed for the end goal of formalized P-12 classroom instruction.
These courses are designed to prepare a student and future graduate to understand how systems of education affect communities, states, and the nation in matters beyond teaching. A minor in Educational Studies can provide the necessary background exposure to future career or graduate work in the following areas: counseling, social work, ministry, teacher licensure via alternative certification, library/media services, educational technology, educational reform and policy, or higher education. The 15-credit-hour minor in Educational Studies is not a teacher licensure program.