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


Lane W. Clarke
Department Chair, Education



The mission of the Education Department is to prepare lifelong reflective educators who exhibit flexibility, compassion, collaboration, and student-centered pedagogy knowledge and skills. The Education Department offers strong experiential, student-centered, and responsive program preparing students to develop:

  • Knowledge of content and instructional practice
  • Professional dispositions
  • Pedagogical skills


Our vision is to prepare future educators to have an exponential impact on the lives of their students and the broader community. The core values that drive the Education Department and guide our ethos, principles, and standards are:

  • Knowledgeable Professionals
  • Collaborative Practitioners
  • Inclusive and Culturally Competent Educators
  • Reflective Life-Long Learners

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 (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

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 (5) years. Other restrictions apply.

See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.


See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

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 2023–2024 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publication April 28, 2023.

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.