Minor in Education

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Education is the building block of an engaged and civil society.

The VCU School of Education's Minor in Education is designed with you in mind. It's practical and focused on teaching critical skills used in all careers. Complete our Minor in Education to try out classes for your future major or to learn more about human learning, teaching, and how education can support diversity and democracy. This minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Education's Student Services Center.

Are you interested in:

  • Enhanced critical thinking skills
  • Building positive group dynamics
  • Developing training to help others grow and learn

Join our community of passionate educators today!

The School of Education's minor in education requires at least 18 credits, consisting of the following:

Required Courses         Credits
EDUS 202   Diversity, Democracy and Ethics     3-4
EDUS 301   Human Development and Learning     3
TEDU 410   Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management     3
TEDU 413   Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models     3
TEDU 562   Reading Instruction in the Content Areas     3
One elective course from this list:
TEDU 403   Teaching Health Education      
TEDU 510   Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments      
TEDU 546   Teaching Foreign Language      
TEDU 552   Teaching English as a Second Language      
Total Hours         18-19


Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare a minor in education and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the coursework in the minor.




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