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CU Denver’s minor in Education Studies is useful across many disciplines and career paths. Undergraduate students explore cognition and learning theory, teaching methods, development across the life span, and working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
Interest Categories: Cultural Diversity & Global Perspectives Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
Professionals in many fields teach or educate others. In medical, technology and business fields, as well as in human services and creative fields, professional roles include the ability to share knowledge and skills with others.
The 15 credit undergraduate minor in Education Studies at CU Denver reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students pursue a depth of understanding about cognition and learning theories, teaching methods, development across the life span, and working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
The minor is useful across many disciplines and career paths. It is customized for two major audiences:
Note: Students who are currently pursuing the BA in Education and Human Development concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education are not eligible for the Education Studies minor.
This minor pairs nicely with a range of majors including, but not limited to: Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, Ethnic Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Public Affairs, Public Health, Psychology, Spanish, Sociology and other Humanities and Social Sciences majors.
Of the required courses, at least 9 credits must be completed at the University of Colorado Denver.
Transfer courses must be approved by faculty to apply to the minor.
Pathway 1: Education Studies Minor for students moving into the K-12 graduate teaching licensure pathways at CU Denver. Students must complete the 15 credits below with a minimum grade of B- or better. Consult with advisor for timing and specific requirements of this pathway.
Pathway 2: Education Studies Minor for non-K-12 teaching. Students must complete 15 credits below with a minimum grade C- or better. An overall minimum 2.0 is required for this minor.
Foundations (Choose 1 course)
Pedagogy (Choose 2 courses)
Development (Choose 1 course)
Elective (Choose one additional course from the lists above)
Required Credits for Completion:15