The Education Studies Minor: A Pathway to Many Walks of Life
A minor in educational studies provides a focused program of study for students interested in education, whether or not they may want to pursue teaching at a later date. Graduates find their Education Studies minor helps prepare them for careers in youth development, social work, community development, counseling, public administration, and further graduate studies.
Students interested in pursuing teaching as a career are eligible for Wagner's accelerated masters program in Childhood/Special Education (grades 1-6) or Adolescent/Special Education (grades 7-12). Upon successful completion of the graduate program, students can be recommended for certification. Early advisement as an undergraduate minor is recommended to ensure electives can satisfy State and professional accreditation requirements.
The minor in Education Studies requires four core courses and licensure specific courses for either childhood or secondary education:
Foundations of Education
First course: Prerequisite to all other courses
ED 326: Teaching & Learning for the Inclusive Setting
Next three courses may be taken in any order:
ED 312: Developing and Managing Optimal Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities
ED 335: Assessment, Evaluation and Technology in the Classroom
ED 322: Instructional Technology in a Networked World (TC)
Pre-Approved Elective in Education
Methods and Content of Education
All Foundations of Education courses must be complete and student must have participated in the TPP Teacher Prep Day to enter classes in this portion of the program. Students must hold a 3.0 GPA overall qualify for Teacher Prep Day.
For Childhood (1-6) Education minors
ED425: Theories in Language Acquisition & Literacy Development
ED426: Language Acquisition & Literacy Development for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
For Adolescent (7-12) Education minors
ED559: The Secondary Classroom in an Inclusive Setting
ED562: Content Area Reading & Writing
In addition, it is highly recommended that students who intend to pursue a New York State Certification in Childhood (1-6) or Adolescent (7-12) Education complete 2 sequential units of a language other than English during their undergraduate program.
For downloadable program requirement sheet, click here.