The minor in Education Studies 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 in the Department of Teaching and Leadership lets any student join the community of scholars in the School of Education and learn from faculty at the forefront of education reform. While a minor in education studies does not provide teacher certification, coursework from the minor may be applied to graduate certification degrees. Students learn about topical issues in the fields of teaching, counseling, instruction, curriculum, disability, and learning.
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, health and exercise science, 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.
“Being an education studies minor allows me to explore my interest in education policies and the ways we learn in America” – Caitlin Reda ‘19, Health and Exercise Science Major