Minor in Education
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
School of Professional Programs


Audrey Bartholomew (Chair)


The mission of the Education programs 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 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 Education programs 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 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. 

Curricular Requirements

Eighteen credits are required for the Education minor. 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).

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

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.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2022–2023 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 2, 2022.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.