Introduction

The minor in education studies provides students in the college and conservatory with the opportunity to pursue focused inquiry into the philosophical, cultural, and social foundations of education; the historical and present-day relationship between school and society; the part formal education plays in human development; and/or contemporary issues of education policy and practice. The minor will help prepare students for graduate study or work in education-related fields.


Required for the minor in education studies

  1. Three foundational courses:
    1. EDST 180: Psychology of Learning
    2. EDST 315: Philosophy of Children
    3. EDST 350: Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education
  2. Three additional courses in education studies (EDST) or child development (PSYC 260/265), with at least one at the 400 level or above.