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College of Education, Health and Human Services

The Education minor allows students pursuing a major other than teacher education to prepare for public school teaching. The minor provides the professional coursework necessary for graduates to seek a teaching license.

Admission Requirements: minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA. 

The education minor is restricted to certain programs. The following are majors for which teacher licensure may be obtained by combining the major with a minor in education:

College of Arts and Sciences

The minor in education is intended to allow students pursuing a traditional liberal arts degree to prepare for public school teaching. It is available only to students in those areas where the state of Ohio issues teaching licenses. The minor provides the professional coursework necessary for licensure.

Eligibility and Admission
The education minor is open to students pursuing a B.A./B.S. degree who are majoring in a teaching field such as American Sign Language; Biology; Earth Science; French Literature, Culture and Translation; German Literature, Culture and Translation; Classics (Latin); Mathematics; Spanish Literature, Culture and Translation; or Teaching English as a Second Language. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services does not offer single licenses in English or individual social science areas (economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology); however, students majoring in one of those disciplines may be able to pursue licensure in the field of language arts or social studies. Students interested in a Social Studies license or Integrated Language Arts license should consult the College of Education, Health, and Human Services about that possibility.

It should be noted that in many instances the combination of requirements for the education minor and for the field of concentration in the B.A. or B.S. degree program may total more than the 120 semester hours required for graduation. In such cases, students should expect to complete more than 120 hours.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescence 3 C
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3 C
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C
  ITEC 39525 Educational Technology 3 C
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 C
ELR XXXX 42357 Secondary Student Teaching 1 9 C
  XXXX 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice 2
course in the students major area
3 C
  Methods courses 3 min 6 C
  Additional courses 4 min 9 C
  1. Students in foreign languages take MCLS 40657 Student Teaching (9). Students in TESL take ENG 41009 Student Teaching (9).
  2. Students in foreign languages take MCLS 40525 Inquiry into Professional Practice (3). Students in TESL take ENG 41525 Inquiry into Professional Practice (3).
  3. Students in TESL take ENG 31007 TESL Pedagogy I (3) and ENG 41002 Computers in Second Language Teaching (3). Students in foreign languages take MCLS 30660 Orientation to Second Language Pedagogy (3) and MCLS 40660 Methods in Teaching Foreign Language (3).
  4. Students in:
    1. Foreign languages take the following courses:
      MCLS 30420 Foreign Languages and Culture Studies (3)
      MCLS 40654 Computers in Second Language Teaching (3)
      PSYC 30445 Cognitive Psychology (3) or 40461 Psychology of Language (3)
    2. TESL take the following courses:
      1. ENG 31005 Child Second Language Acquisition (3)
      2. ENG 41192 ESL/EFL Practicum (3)
      3. ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents (3)
      4. Choose one from the following (3):
        EVAL 45610 Classroom Assessment (3)
        HDFS 34031 Cultural Diversity (3)
        MCED 40005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading (3)
  5. Based on program requirements, credits may exceed the minimum required for the minor. When a difference exists between the two colleges' major requirements in teaching fields, students must also complete the specific major sequences required by the College of Education, Health and Human Services. This ensures that the students will meet licensure requirements.

Program Notes:

  • Those pursuing an education minor must be admitted to advanced study, prior to student teaching. For complete student teaching information, see Clinical Experience website through EHHS Undergraduate Student Services.
  • A cumulative 2.500 GPA and a 2.500 major GPA are required for advanced study, student teaching, graduation and licensure. All courses in the minor must be completed with a minimum C (2.000) grade. Some majors may have a higher GPA required, see advisor.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.