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

Program Required CoursesCredits
EDU 202 – Curriculum Theory and Design3
SPE 220 – Exceptionality in the Classroom3
Twelve (12) credits of any course with an EDU or SPE prefix12
Minimum Total Required Credits18