The Education Studies minor gives students a background in education as a professional field, a foundation in key educational issues, and a chance to explore individual interest areas.
This minor allows any Syracuse University student to join the School of Education’s pioneering community of scholars exploring inclusive and antiracist, digital, and experiential education and learning.
While it does not provide teacher certification, students address topics in the fields of teaching, counseling, disability, and learning. It can also be used to prepare for a master’s in education in a chosen field.
The Education Studies minor requires 18 credits, including 2 required courses and 4 electives. Classes include inclusive schooling, the study of teaching, diversity in education, art and music in the classroom, digital media, educational technology, pop cultural, literacy, counseling methods, and international education. Students will choose their electives with the education studies minor program coordinator. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.
If you are interesting in declaring a minor, talk to your advisor in your home school or college to see if you have enough room for the courses, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and complete the Minor Declaration Form. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Academic and Student Services or the Education Studies minor program coordinator.