Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Minor in Education

David Archer and EDUC minor class

The Education Minor provides undergraduate students at Binghamton University with insight into careers in educational fields and is taken in conjunction with a student's major area of study. The minor provides a strong foundation for further work in education at the graduate level and provides pertinent information and experiences that expands the students' understanding of career opportunities as classroom teachers, educational and career counselors, school building, district and business administrators, education law, or other potential educational careers in settings in New York, across the U.S., and internationally.

Because children and youth in our schools need the very best teachers, admission is competitive. We  will consider GPA and letters of interest as main criteria in judging who is admitted to the minor. 

Application Deadline:

Students may apply as early as Fall of their sophomore year to begin courses in the Spring of their sophomore year. The application deadline is April 15th for the following fall and November 15th for the following spring. Students may apply at other times, with Education Minor Coordinator permission.

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For SPRING 2016 enrollment in Education 406 and Education 410, all students MUST complete a petition form in order to be considered for registration. Please click here to access the SPRING 2016 Education 406 and Education 410 Petition Form.

Course Work

The Educational Studies Minor consists of 16 credits at the 300 level or above with two required courses and two elective courses. Any courses that are or will be offered by the Graduate School of Education can be taken for the minor with Departmental Approval. 

Course Course Name Status Credits
EDUC 406 Teaching, Learning, and Schooling Required
EDUC 410 Current Issues in  Education Required
SPED 411 Introduction to Special Education Elective 4
SPED 465 Personality and Behavioral Disorders in Childhood Elective 4
EDUC 398 Education Research Scholars Elective variable
EDUC 444 Leadership & Comm for Modern Educator Elective 4

Students may also count the following courses as electives. Please note that these courses are often limited to majors in these areas or may require instructor approval.

Course Course Name Status Credits
CCPA 360 Community Schools (Cross Listed with HDEV) Elective 4
 HDEV 305 Child Development Elective
 HDEV 306 Adolescent Development Elective
 HDEV 331 Multicultural Psychology Elective
 HDEV 335 Gender, Development,and Education Elective
 HDEV 348 Politics of Education Elective
HDEV 367 Children, Family, Education Policy Elective 4
 HDEV 369 American Education in a Globalized Society Elective 4
HDEV 371 Aggression in Youth and Children Elective 4
 HDEV 400 Social Justice Elective 4
 PSYC 356 Learning Elective
 PSYC 358 Cognition Elective 4
 NURS 322 The Client System of Nursing Elective
ESL/LING 491 Practicum in College Teaching Elective 4

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Undergraduates may enroll in one or more graduate courses if guidelines are met. This may count towards a graduate program, if approved by the GSE advisor and course instructor.

For more information about the undergraduate education minor email: 

Education Programs in the Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education offers programs leading to New York State Certification in the following areas: Childhood/Early Childhood with additional New York State certificates in Special Education or Literacy; Secondary programs in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Science, or Social Studies. If you are interested in applying to one of these graduate programs after you graduate, please click-on one of the programs of interest so that you may better prepare to meet the entry requirements for each of these programs. Entry into these programs is competitive.

Pre-Service Programs (leading to initial certification)

Childhood & Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 6) - MSEd degree

Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) - MAT degree

English - MAT

Foreign Languages (French & Spanish) - MAT ---  also see BA/MAT degree option

Mathematics - MAT --- also see BA/MAT degree option


    Biology - MAT ---  also see BA/MAT degree option
    Chemistry - MAT ---  also see BA/MAT degree option
    Earth Science - MAT --- also see BS/MAT degree option
    Physics - MAT ---  also see BA/MAT degree option

    Social Studies - MAT

NOTE: The coordinator for the EDUC undergraduate minor is Instructor David Archer.  

For more information about the undergraduate education minor send an e-mail to

Last Updated: 11/17/15