Education Studies Minor

The minor in Education Studies allows students to tailor an 18 credit program to their unique interests, which may include a future in P-12 schooling, higher education, community-based learning initiatives, or other careers where an awareness of education-related issues is crucial. 

The sequence includes core courses in educational psychology and the social and cultural foundations of education. Working closely with an advisor from the Education Department, students select at least 11 credits of additional coursework from approved options to fulfill the minor. These options are designed to help a student, with the advisor’s counsel, to create a meaningful course sequence that will help fulfill the student’s academic or pre-professional goals. The program concludes with a Capstone experience in the senior year, during which students synthesize key understandings from across their programmatic curriculum

In keeping with the mission and vision of the Education Department of Ithaca College, a focus on education as a vehicle for social justice will be emphasized across the program.  

Minor Requirements

CORE COURSES
All students in the minor are required to complete the following three core courses, worth a total of 7 credits.
EDUC 21010Educational Psychology3
EDUC 34000Social and Cultural Foundations of Education3
EDUC 49600Capstone Seminar in Education Studies1
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES
Students select a minimum of 11 credits from the following courses (note: some courses may have additional prerequisites):11
Human Variation: "Race," Biology, and Culture
Business & Professional Comm
Education, Oppression, and Liberation
Reading Foundations
Education and Society
Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice
Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice
Issues in Elementary Education
Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators
Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms
Research Project in Education (No more than 3 credits of this course may be counted towards the minor)
EDUC 290xx
Special Topics in Education
Culture and Community in Education and Teaching
Fieldwork in Education
Studies in Young Adult and Children’s Literature
Teaching Literature in Middle School and High School
War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective
Numbers in Education
Mathematics for Childhood Education
Difference and Community
The Holocaust
Crossing Borders/Global Migration
Introduction to Developmental Psychology
Youth and Youth Cultures
Introduction to Social Institutions and Organizations
Instructional Design
Queer Studies
Total Credits18