Educating individuals to learn skills and gain conceptual knowledge aligns with many disciplines. The pedagogy required to effectively teach is important to professionals in the areas of business, sports management, criminal justice, nursing, social work, human development human services, psychology art therapy, music therapy, and fire science. Understanding the foundational skills of teaching provides career opportunities across disciplines. Professionals who can effectively teach, train, and present within their organization and community are valued. An Education Minor is designed to prepare students to understand how people learn and the strategies needed to meet diverse needs with learners who have learning disabilities, English as a second language, and social emotional needs. The courses are designed to focus on developing well-structured lessons through Universal Design for Learning, implementing differentiated interventions, promoting a safe physical and intellectual environment, and reflective practice. Courses are designed to blend theory and practical application. The Education minor will have five required courses and one elective.
One elective from the following list: