The Education minor meets the needs of students who wish to consider education 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 develop and deliver professional development; educate patients/clients, support immigrant agencies; design curricular materials for the government, environmental, or charitable agencies; and/or work overseas in an educational capacity.

There are numerous alternative settings that use educational skills including health care, museums, environmental programs, social agencies, 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. 


Eighteen (18) credits are required for the Education minor. Two (2) 3-credit courses listed below are required. The additional four (4) 3-credit courses may be taken from any of the remaining Education or Special Education courses (with the exception of intern student teaching).

Required Courses Credits
EDU 202 – Curriculum Theory and Design 3
SPE 220 – Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
Twelve (12) credits of any EDU or SPE courses 12
Total 18