The Education Minor holds multiple events each semester that focus on providing the students in the Minor with information, resources and opportunities pertaining to the field of education. As part of the Minor requirements, students must attend three events, one of which must be part of the BearChat Series.

Below are examples of typical events held by the Education Minor.

BearChat (bi-annual)

The BearChat Education Series is an event where professors, teachers, and/or students who have a passion for education are able to share their experiences:  what they like most about being an educator, what innovative things they implement in their practice, their career path and how they got to be the educator they are today. Speakers talk for 15-20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

Webinar (bi-annual)

This event allows for professionals from all over the country and world to speak with the Education Minor students about their experiences in the field of education through video-chat. Speakers talk from 10-15 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

Professional Pathways (fall), Senior Panel/Pathways (spring)

Pathways is an event that aims to inform about different career paths in education. A panel of educators and administrators from different areas of education (i.e. teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, social workers, etc.) and various grade levels talk about their experiences and answer student questions.

Ed-Expo (annual)

The Ed-Expo is an event intended for students of all majors and minors interested in education. This gathering includes a number of campus representatives, professors and students to network and share information with about opportunities in education at Binghamton and beyond.

For example, there may be representatives from and information regarding:

  • Center for Civic Engagement
  • CCPA Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership
  • Education Minor Peer Advising (Help with Action Hours for students in the minor!)
  • English Language Institute
  • Fleishman Center
  • Harpur Edge
  • Internship opportunities!
  • Liberty Partnerships
  • Teach for America Fellowship
  • TLEL TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program