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/Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6) or Adolescent/Students with Disabilities (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
EN 280: Writing Intense Tutoring (mandatory for all minors-spring only)
First course: Prerequisite to all other courses
ED 326: Teaching & Learning for the Inclusive Setting
Next two courses may be taken in any order or together:
ED 312: Learning Environments for Students with Exceptionalities
ED 322: Instructional Technology in a Networked World (TC)
Method Courses must be taken together, prior to minor concentration:
ED 411: Inclusive Methods III: Students with Exceptionalities
Minor Concentration: Childhood or Adolescent
ED425: Theories in Language Acquisition & Literacy Development
ED426: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development
Adolescent Education, to be taken in senior year:
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 the Foreign language requirement (one language course or documented fluency).