Courses and Minor
The Education Department offers both a minor in Education and a teacher certification program; undergraduates may choose either or both options. Students may take Education courses singly, to fill distributive requirements or as electives, or in a sequence that will satisfy the requirements for the minor and/or certification.
Course descriptions are available in the print and on-line ORC. Click here for a schedule of courses for the 2013 academic year.
Minor in Human Development and Education
The minor in Human Development and Education is focused on human development and learning considered from multiple perspectives. The minor is designed to help students to build and use an integrated, multilevel understanding of learning and development based on critical analysis of theory, policy, and empirical data from education, neuroscience, and psychology. The courses included in the minor explore how children grow, acquire language, think, reason, learn a variety of skills and knowledge, and how they conceptualize their social, emotional, and moral worlds.
The minor is composed of six courses: the introductory course EDUC 01, the senior seminar EDUC 88, and four courses from: EDUC 15, 16, 50, 52, 56, 57, 58, 60, 62, and 64. It is strongly recommended that students take EDUC 01 first. Students interested in establishing a minor in Education should talk with a full-time member of the department in order to design a course of study that meets the minor requirements.
Senior Education minors are eligible to apply for the Cameron-Glickenhaus Family
Fund Prize for the Most Promising Minor in Human Development and Education.
Teacher Education Program
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to become certified as teachers at the elementary or secondary level through the Teacher Education Program. Students interested in teaching certification should talk with a member of the department as early as possible in order to design a course of study that meets certification requirements. Click here for more information about the Teacher Education Program.
Seniors in the Teacher Education Program who are enrolled in or have completed Education 41/45 are eligible to apply for the Cameron-Glickenhaus Family Fund Prize for a promising teaching intern.