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Education Minor

Registration FAQs for Education Courses

The Minor - Requirements

The minor supports students who wish to study the complexities of education ranging from its historical, social, philosophical and psychological bases to modern day issues and applications.  Students are advised to consult early with Education faculty to develop a pathway of coursework in a particular area of interest, especially if the interest is in earning Colorado Teaching credentials.

A student minoring in education must complete five units from the following categories: 

Category: Foundations in Education (ED101 plus two electives) 

ED220 2013 Class

ED101  Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture*
ED120  Practicum in Environmental Education (TREE Semester)
ED150  Contemporary Issues in Education  
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education  
ED211  Framework for U.S. Education  
ED213  Engaging the Learner
ED218  Globalization in Education
ED222  Diversity and Equity in Education*
ED225  Foundations of Environmental Education (TREE Semester)
ED255  Urban Education*

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...)

*COURSE REQUIRED FOR ALL MAJORS AND MINORS
**STUDENTS INTERESTED IN EARNING A TEACHING LICENSE MUST CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE COURSE

Category: Psychology (one unit)

ED311  Educational Psychology (prerequisite: ED101 AND one unit from the foundations category) Students are strongly encouraged to take ED260 or equivalent research methods course before taking ED311.

Selecting the Final Course to Complete the Minor

Students in the Teacher Preparation Program

If you are a teacher candidate in the Teacher Preparation Program, preparing for either the 9th semester program or Master of Arts in Teaching program, the you must take ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods as your fifth course to complete the minor. We will admit you to the course with "Consent of Instructor."

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods (prerequisite: ED101, ED260, ED311 and COI** OR Master of Arts in Teaching candidate)

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

OR

Students Only Wishing to Complete the Minor and Not Interested in Teacher Licensure

If you are a student completing the education minor, then you must take one course from curriculum, instruction, and assessment listed below.

Category: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (one unit)

ED370  Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities (prerequisite: ED101, ED311)
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies (prerequisite:ED101, ED311)
ED385  Environmental Education (prerequisite: ED120, ED225)