Build the knowledge and skills you’ll need in any career working with people.

The 教育研究 minor will help you understand how people learn and how you can make a difference through teaching, research or advocacy. This minor prepares you for an educational career outside of the traditional classroom. The coursework and internship experiences will support your individual interests and career plans. 

Prepare to go into social work, counseling, law, higher education or public policy. You’ll learn about the current issues and debates in the education field and get ready to tackle injustice. 研究生 with the confidence to lead and the drive to create a more just, inclusive society.

 For more information on the 教育研究 minor, please contact Associate Professor of Secondary Education 史蒂夫·弗莱彻.

What types of jobs are there for those with a minor in 教育研究?


  • 得老师
  • 成人教育工作者
  • Job and Skills Trainer
  • Program Development Manager


  • Juvenille Justice Advocate
  • 社会正义 Advocate
  • 社会工作者
  • Diabled Person’s Advocate

Nonprofit Organizations

  • 和平队研究员
  • AmeriCorps or City Year Volunteer
  • Program manager for nonprofits


  • 说客
  • 研究分析师
  • Congressional Assistant


  • 学术顾问
  • 职业顾问
  • 招聘人员
  • University 入学 工作人员

Early Education (Non-certification)

  • Preschool or day care manager
  • Private preschool teacher
  • Develop charter school or online school
  • Daycare or tutoring service owner

What skills will I acquire with a minor in Education Studies?

The skills learned as an educational studies minor will prepare students for a multitude of different professions in the education field. Through the time in the  educational studies program, students will learn:

  • Critical-thinking skills
  • 沟通 skills
  • Organizational and analytical data gathering
  • A deep understanding of social issues within the education field
  • 领导 and decision-making abilities
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Strategic thinking and action planning
  • Teamwork and management skills
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in a professional setting
  • Effectively debate and present theories

What is the coursework required for a minor in Education Studies?

Students can expect to take various courses ranging from foundations in teaching courses, 学习过程, understanding the role of technology in education, and working with special populations. Intensive internship experiences tied to coursework will blend practical and theoretical learning and give the learner incredible experience in their chosen area before graduation. The coursework includes:

EDUC 1330 Schooling, Education and Society

EDUC 2332 Educational Technology Integration

EDUC 4334 Curricululm and Evaluation in the Secondary School

EDUC 4365 Professional Internship


EDUC 2331 Learning Processes and Evaluation

SPED 2324 Introduction to Special Education

READ 4343 Content Area Literacy