Minor in Education Studies


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.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Online Classroom: Online and on campus classes Credits required for completion: 15

The Details

What you'll learn

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:

  • Those who plan to move into the teacher education program at CU Denver, and
  • Those going into diverse fields who wish to include knowledge and skills about teaching and learning as part of their preparation.

Note: Students who are currently pursuing the BA in Education and Human Development concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Elementary 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. 

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That's why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.


The Education Studies minor is offered as an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of the courses including hybrid, evening and online. We support the needs of talented students from all backgrounds, including nontraditional and underrepresented students.

The minor is combined with an existing major and degree. To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Admissions Requirements

This minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours. We seek individuals who wish to either move into our teacher education program or work outside of K-12 teaching in an educational role of some kind.

Declare the minor today

If you are currently a CU Denver undergraduate student, please email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.6300 to schedule an undergraduate advising appointment to discuss the process.