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Education Major

The Colorado College Education Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new Education Major, as well as a new Education Minor for Secondary and K-12 Teaching.
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Click here to download the ED Major advising checklist revised March 2015, including information on study abroad courses.

 Where to Start in Education 2015

The Major - Requirements

The education major is designed for the undergraduate to recognize education as a discipline whose  presence is historical, social, political, and economical. Through social inquiry, critical analysis, and community engagement, education majors will examine the central position educational systems occupy in civic functioning.   

A student majoring in education must complete a minimum of eleven units, distributed as described below: 

Category: Foundations in Education (two units)
ED220 2013 Cornerstone

ED150  Contemporary Issues in Education  
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education   
ED211  Framework for American Education  
ED218  Globalization in Education
ED222  Diversity and Equity in Education* ED225 Foundations of Environmental Education 
ED255  Urban Education*
ED250 Topics in Education (any variation)
- Beyond the School Yard: Representations of Teaching and Learning (15-16)
- Multicultural Education (15-16)* 
Study Abroad unit (see approved list including some DIS, Budapest for Math Education, Chile Comparative Ed/Social Change, Senegal Education and Culture, CIEE in Dominican Republic for ESL training, HECUA Inequality in America...)

* Majors wishing to earn teaching credentials must take ED222, ED255 or ED250 (Multicultural Education in 2015-16)

Category: Practicum (two units) 

ED100  College Aides in Colorado Springs Schools - 0.5 unit
ED110  Experienced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite:  ED100) - 0.5 unit
ED120  Practicum in Environmental Education (TREE semester) -1.0 unit
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners - 1.0 unit
ED201  Advanced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite:  ED110) - 0.5  unit
ED206  Independent Study Practicum (prerequisite: ED110) - 0.5 to 1.0 unit
ED213  Engaging the Learner (prerequisite: ED110) - 1.0 unit
ED220  Youth Empowerment - 0.5 unit
Study Abroad 0.5 unit (see approved list)

Category: Educational Research (two units) 

ED260  Educational Research Design (prerequisite: ED150, ED210, ED211, ED218, ED222, ED225 or ED255). This is a two-block course.

Category: Psychology (one unit) 

ED311  Educational Psychology (prerequisite: ED150, ED210, ED211, ED218, ED222 or ED255) 

Category: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (one unit) 

ED370  Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)  
ED385  Environmental Education (prerequisite: ED120, ED225) 

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED477  Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods (prerequisite: ED110, ED260, ED311 and COI** OR Master of Arts in Teaching candidate)

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block 

Category: Educational Policy and Reform (one unit) 

ED415  Educational Interventions (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385)  
ED425  Innovations & Social Justice in Public Education (prerequisite: ED370 or ED380 or ED385)
ED430  Policy and Politics in American Education (prerequisite: ED370, ED380 OR ED385)
ED455  Education Reform in the 21st Century (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385) 

Category: Advanced Research (one unit)

ED490  Advanced Research (prerequisite: ED260, ED311 and COI)

Advisors: Howard Drossman; Charlotte Mendoza; Kris Stanec; Mike Taber; Tina Valtierra; Manya Whitaker