The 18-credit Minor in Education is designed for Temple University undergraduate students who have either a professional or personal interest in education, urban schools, or children but are majoring in another discipline. The minor in Education provides undergraduate students with broad, foundational knowledge about the state of education, adolescent development, and community and school relationships. Students whose research interests are content-based, such as political science, history, and geography and urban studies, but have connections to education will benefit from exposure to schools through field placements and education theory. This minor is also ideal for students who plan to enter occupations in fields such as policy, counseling, child psychology, which have connections to education. Finally, this minor is an opportunity for students to investigate careers in education. Through coursework and field experience students will be interacting with education majors and working in schools, thus providing them with a sample of some of the work that pre-service teachers do. This carefully designed sequence of courses includes field experiences such as tutoring, observations in after school programs, and work in community centers to support in-class learning.


List of required courses for the Minor in Education




EDUC 2103

Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States


EDUC 2109

Adolescent Development for Educators


ECED 4106

The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships


EDUC 4441

Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities


URBE 4496

Understanding Urban Communities


EDUC 4091

Capstone Project: Minor in Education


Minor in Education Course Requirements lists in the course, description, and number of credits.