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Teacher Education & Leadership

Educational Foundations Minor

The Educational Foundations Minor is available to non-education majors who want to gain experience and knowledge in the field of education or who may be considering a career in education.

Educational Foundations Minor

The education minor is not an approved MDE licensure program and does not lead to educator licensure at any level. As a part of the Teacher Education and Leadership Department, this minor seeks to empower students with a basic understanding of the principles and theories of teaching and learning. The minor consists of completion of 9 hours of required courses and an additional 9 hours of Education elective courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

EDU 300 (3 hours)  Introduction to Education

EDU 304 (3 hours)  Educational Psychology

EDU 317 (3 hours)  Introduction to Instructional Technology

Elective Courses (9 hours)

EDU 299 (1 hour)   Pre-Teaching Field Experience

EDU 301 (3 hours)  Methods for Elementary Teaching

EDU 309 (3 hours)  Early Literacy I 

EDU 320 (3 hours)  Principles & Methods of Early Childhood Education

EDU 334 (3 hours)  Early Literacy II

EDU 411 (3 hours)  Children’s Literature

EDU 425 (3 hours)  Advanced Child Development

EDU 426 (3 hours)  Literacy Instruction for Early Childhood Education

EDU 438 (3 hours)  Teaching Reading in the Content Area

EDU 488 (3 hours)  Diagnosing and Assessing Reading Difficulties in Children