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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 geared for individuals 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, 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.
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)
Recommended Completion Time:Varies based on degree plan of study
Required Credits for Completion:15