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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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. Note: Students must receive at least a "C" grade for courses (or "Pass" if students take EDUC 491 or EDUC 497) to fulfill requirements for the minor.
Required Education Courses for the Minor- 8 credits
|EDUC 406||Teaching, Learning, and Schooling||4 credits|
|EDUC 410||Current Issues in Education||4 credits|
Elective Education Courses for the Minor- 8 credits (choose two courses from the following. These courses may not be offered each semester)
|SPED 411||Introduction to Special Education||4 credits|
|SPED 465||Personality and Behavioral Disorders in Childhood||4 credits|
|LTRC 415||Foundations of Literacy Learning and Instruction||4 credits|
|LTRC 417||Introduction to Children's Literature||4 credits|
|EDUC 408||History of Education||4 credits|
|EDUC 420X||Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World||4 credits|
|EDUC 430||Adolescent Development||4 credits|
|EDUC 444||Leadership and Communication for the Modern Educator||4 credits|
|EDUC 445||Basic Educational Statistics||4 credits|
|ELED 480A||Integrating Music and Arts in the Elementary Classroom||4 credits|
|EDUC 480B||Educ Policy and School Reform and Education||4 credits|
|EDUC 480X||Social Problems of Adolescence||4 credits|
|EDUC 491||Education Minor Internship||4 credits|
|EDUC 497||Independent Study||Variable|
|EDUC 499||Undergraduate Research in Education||Variable|
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.
|HDEV 305||Child Development||4 credits|
|HDEV 306||Adolescent Development||4 credits|
|HDEV 331||Multicultural Psychology||4 credits|
|HDEV 335||Gender, Development,and Education||4 credits|
|HDEV 348||Politics of Education||4 credits|
|HDEV 369||American Education in a Globalized Society||4 credits|
|HDEV 400||Social Justice||4 credits|
|HDEV 367||Children, Family, Education Policy||4 credits|
|HDEV 371||Aggression in Youth and Children||4 credits|
|PSYC 356||Learning||4 credits|
|PSYC 358||Cognition||4 credits|
|ENG 380P||Contemporary Adolescent Literature||4 credits|
|PHIL 480R||Philosophy of Education||4 credits|
|NURS 322||The Client System of Nursing||4 credits|
|Various||Study Abroad Opportunities|
Under specific circumstances undergrads may enroll in one or more graduate courses. Please review the Binghamton University guidelines on undergraduate enrollment in graduate courses. http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/manual/enrollment.html#undergraduate. The GSE advisor and course instructor must provide permission for a course cross-listed as graduate level to count as credit in a graduate program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.