Audrey Bartholomew (Chair)

Degree name
Minor in Education


The mission of the Department of Education is to develop reflective teachers and school leaders who are competent and caring lifelong learners. Our faculty members are dedicated to our students, university, and community through our research, service, and innovative teaching. In addition to the mission statement, the Department of Education has four guiding principles that are used in development and delivery of all courses and programs. These principles are:

  • Rigorous mind
  • Compassionate heart
  • Competent demonstration
  • Reflective stance

These guiding principles are integrated into all of our programs and align with our mission statement to define our commitment to our students. The programs in the Department of Education are aligned with state teacher certification standards, and only individuals who demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, professional attitude, and commitment to future students will be recommended by the institution for certification.

Minor Description

The Education Department minor meets the needs of the students who wish to consider an education role as a career as well as those who wish to work in a teaching role outside of K - 12 school settings.  Numerous institutions need teacher expertise to:  Train new workers, inform patients/clients of services provided by the institution, work with immigrant agencies, design curricular materials for government, environmental, or charitable agencies, or work overseas in an educational capacity.  There are numerous alternative settings that use educational skills: health care, museums, environmental programs, social agencies and with children or teens in group homes, non-profit associations and human resource departments.  Specialized academic areas such as mathematics combined with computing skills may lead to a career in designing software utilizing educational principles.  An Education minor validates professional skills to qualify for such career opportunities.

Curricular Requirements

Eighteen credits are required for the Education Minor. The two 3-credit courses listed below are required. The additional four 3-credit courses may be taken from any of the remaining Education or Special Education courses (with the exception of intern student teaching).

Program Required Courses 18
EDU 202 - Curriculum Theory and Design 3
SPE 220 - Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
EDU/SPE Electives 12

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program. Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents.  Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.  All courses completed must be no older than five years.  Other restrictions apply.  See Undergraduate Admissions also.


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.