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Minors

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES MINOR

Hours

The Educational Studies minor will offer students exposure to teaching, but will not lead to teaching licensure. If students pursue this minor, they will complete many of the teacher education courses required for lateral entry teachers and will be exposed to teacher education strategies and tools that will help to equip them as they begin a teaching career. Since there is a significant need for teachers in the public schools, the need for lateral entry teachers is increasing. If students choose to teach at some point in their future, by completing this educational studies minor, they will have a clearer understanding of teaching and learning in schools.

EDUC 2000 Introduction to Teaching and Educational Technology (Prerequisite to all 3000-level EDUC courses)

3

+EDUC 3100 Theories of Teaching and Learning

3

+EDUC 3101 Learning Environments and Professional Practice

3

+EDUC 3108 Multiliteracies in the Content Areas

3

+EDUC Methods Course – students will CHOOSE ONE(1) of the following methods courses:

  • +EDUC 3006 Language Arts Methods for Middle & Secondary Teachers
  • +EDUC 3007 Social Studies Methods for Middle & Secondary Teachers
  • +EDUC 3008 Int. Sci. & Sci. Methods for Middle & Secondary Teachers
  • +EDUC 3009 Mathematics Methods for Middle & Secondary Teachers
  • MUSIC 3546 Curriculum, Methods & Materials: Middle & Secondary Teachers
  • PER 2372 Middle & Secondary School Heath Education
  • TA 3000 Theatre Arts Teaching Methods

3

PSYCH 1350 Adolescent Psychology

3

 

Total:

18

*EDUC 4500 Professional Leadership Seminar

3

+Prerequisite: Permission of the Teacher Education Council for students majoring or minoring in Teacher Education; completion of EDUC 2000 and approval of instructor for students pursuing the Educational Studies Minor.

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION (9-12) MINOR

Hours

Students seeking licensure to teach secondary subjects (grades 9-12) must complete the minor and in addition complete student teaching. These components are designed to meet program approval standards established by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

EDUC 2000 Introduction to Teaching and Educational Technology

3

*EDUC 3100 Theories of Teaching and Learning

3

*EDUC 3101 Learning Environments and Professional Practice

3

*EDUC 3108 Multiliteracies in the Content Areas

3

PSYCH 1350 Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYCH 2940 Psychology of Exceptionalities

3

*+Methods course appropriate for subject area

3

 

Total:

18-21

*Student Teaching

12

*EDUC 4500 Professional Leadership Seminar

3

*Permission of the Teacher Education Council required.

 

 SPECIAL SUBJECT AREAS (K-12) Minor

Hours

Students seeking licensure to teach special subjects (Grades K-12: Health & Physical Education, Music Education, Spanish Education, and Theatre Education must complete the minor and successfully complete student teaching. These components are designed to meet program approval standards established by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

EDUC 2000 Introduction to Teaching and Educational Technology

3

*EDUC 3100 Theories of Teaching and Learning

3

*EDUC 3101 Learning Environments and Professional Practice

3

*EDUC 3108 Multiliteracies in the Content Areas

3

PSYCH 1340 Child Psychology                  
OR
             
PSYCH 1350 Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYCH 2940 Psychology of Exceptionalities (Music Education, Theatre Education)              
OR
           
PER 4740 Adapting Activities to Special Populations (PE)

0-3

*+Methods course appropriate for subject area

3

 

Total:

18-21

*Student Teaching

12

*EDUC 4500 Professional Leadership Seminar

3

*Permission of the Teacher Education Council required.