2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Studies Minor


George Theoharis, 163 Huntington Hall, 315-443-9079 or gtheohar@syr.edu

The education studies minor provides useful skills and experiences for students not enrolled in the School of Education, who go on to pursue careers in communication, business, science, or the arts. The minor in education is purposely broad in scope to allow students to accomplish any and all of the following objectives: (1) to explore education as a professional field of study, (2) to learn about issues in and the practice of education, (3) to prepare for graduate programs in education and related professional fields, and (4) to develop experience in direct work with children and adults through education and counseling.

The minor alone does not provide teacher certification. Students who want to complete prerequisites that will help them more expeditiously complete a master’s degree in teaching, counseling, instructional development, or other related education fields should consult with a faculty advisor in education about their career plans. Students interested in teacher certification through an SU undergraduate program must enroll in one of the teaching preparation programs offered by the School of Education (in some cases as a dual program with another SU college).

Course selection for the minor should be done in consultation with the minor advisor. The minor will consist of 18 credits, including general courses in education and several that are focused on a particular area of education. At least 12 credits must be 300 level or above.

A 2.5 grade point average is required for admittance to the minor.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an introductory understanding of schooling in the United States

2. Describe key principles of teaching and inclusivity

3. Explain key aspects of an identified educational interest area (e.g., art education, disabilities)

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (minimum 6 credits):

Electives (12 credits):

Note: Below is a list of possible electives for the education studies minor. Some of these courses are offered every semester and some are offered less regularly. Students, in consultation with the minor advisor, will design a program to include the electives that best meets their interests from the list below or other possible education courses such as selected topics courses , which frequently rotate offerings. Courses are subject to availability and permission may be required from the department for entry into some of them.