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Minor in Education Studies

A minor in Education Studies provides useful skills and experiences for students in other Schools and Colleges at Syracuse University. Students who wish to minor in education have the opportunity to explore education as a professional field of study, learn about topical issues in education, prepare for graduate programs in related fields and develop experience working with children and adults through education and counseling.

Syracuse University’s School of Education is an exciting community of scholars, teachers and engaged researchers. Be a part of our reputation as a pioneering institution of educational programs in the United States and learn what it means to be at the forefront of education reform at a leading research university.

A minor in education does not provide teacher certification; however, coursework in the minor may be applied to a certification program depending on specific state requirements.

Course Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits, including courses in both general education and your particular field of interest within education (with assistance from your advisor). At least 12 of those credits must be 300 level or above. A 2.5 grade point average is required for admittance to the minor.

There are two required courses for all students in the minor (6 credits total):

  • EDU 304: The Study of Teaching or
    EDU 203: Study of Elementary and Special Education Teaching
  • EDU 310: The American School

Program Contact

George Theoharis
gtheohar@syr.edu
315-443-9079