Graduate School of Education
Undergraduate Minor in Education
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.
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.
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.
|EDUC 406||Teaching, Learning, and Schooling||Required||4|
|EDUC 410||Current Issues in Education||Required||4|
|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.
|CCPA 360||Community Schools (Cross Listed with HDEV)||Elective||4|
|HDEV 305||Child Development||Elective||4|
|HDEV 306||Adolescent Development||Elective||4|
|HDEV 331||Multicultural Psychology||Elective||4|
|HDEV 335||Gender, Development,and Education||Elective||4|
|HDEV 348||Politics of Education||Elective||4|
|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|
|NURS 322||The Client System of Nursing||Elective||4|
|ESL/LING 491||Practicum in College Teaching||Elective||4|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) - MAT degree
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 email@example.com.