The educational studies minor provides students with knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and apply multiple and conflicting perspectives on education and schooling;
- Understand how historical events, social forces, and moral principles related to democratic institutions can inform and direct schooling practice, leadership, and governance;
- Understand the full significance of diversity in a democratic society and how that bears on curriculum and instruction, school and community leadership, and state and national governance;
- Analyze critically both historical and current educational policies and practices at national, state, and local levels, and their impacts on teaching, learning, and the assessment of P-16 students.
- Prepare students who plan to enter graduate school in various education-related fields, such as school psychology, speech pathology, educational policy, education law, etc.
- Fulfill the needs of students who are interested in the academic study of educational history, sociology, psychology, theory, and policy.
The program prepares you for graduate school in various education related fields, such as school psychology, speech pathology, educational policy, education law, and other fields. The minor can also fulfill your interest in the academic study of educational history, sociology, psychology, theory, and policy.
Additional information about the educational studies minor is available in the College Catalog.