Jan 18, 2021
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The Education Studies Minor is a 15-credit undergraduate course of study that explores cognition and learning theory, teaching methods, development across the life span, and working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
The Education Studies Minor is useful across many disciplines and career paths. It is customized for two major audiences - those who plan to move into the teacher education program at CU Denver and students going into fields outside of K-12 teaching. Students outside of the K-12 teaching pathway will be able to create an emphasis that best suits their professional goals and needs as the minor is designed to enhance many disciplinary or career paths where there may be an educational component.
Students who are becoming teachers and have Elementary, Early Childhood, or Special Education as a declared major are not eligible for the Education Minor
- This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, and online courses.
Declaring This Minor
- If you are currently a CU Denver student, please contact Undergraduate Advising in the School of Education & Human Development at 303-315-6300 for an appointment to discuss the process.
The Education Minor is combined with an existing major and degree. To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
Pathway 1: Education Studies Minor for students moving into the K-12 teaching licensure pathways at CU Denver. Students must complete 15 credits below with a minimum grade of B- or better. (Consult with advisor for timing and specific requirements of this minor.)
- CLDE 4020 - Responsive Classroom Communities
- EDHD 3930 - Diverse Learners Field Experience & Seminar
- SPED 4030 - Understanding (dis)Ability in Contemporary Classrooms (concurrent enrollment in EDHD 3930 required)
- One content course in area of licensure area of study (e.g. English, Mathematics, Science). Of those courses, at least 9 credits must be completed at the University of Colorado Denver. Transfer courses must be approved by faculty to apply to the minor.
Pathway 2: Education Studies Minor for non-K-12 teaching. Students must complete 15 credits below with a minimum grade C- or better. An overall minimum 2.0 is required for this minor. (Consult with advisor for timing and specific requirements of this minor.)
Foundations (Choose 1)
- EDFN 4010 - Social Foundations and Cultural Diversity in Urban Education
- EDFN 1000 - Equality, Rights & Education (Core Social Science course)
- CLDE 1000 - Language, Identity, & Power: International Perspectives (Core International Perspective course)
Pedagogy (Choose 2)
- LCRT 2000 - Rebels, Villains, & Superheroes: How Children’s Literature Shapes Our Identities (Core Humanities course)
- INTE 2500 - Digital Media and Learning (Core Social Science course)
- INTE 2000 - Digital Teaching and Learning
- SPED 4400 - Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- CLDE 2000 - CLDE Foundations
- HDFR 3050 - Children’s Thinking and Assessment
- CLDE 3680 - Spanish for Educators
- ECED 4102 - Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Methods and Techniques
- ECED 4060 - Working with Families, Professionals, and Communities
- SPED 4300 - Family, Professional, and Community Collaboration
- MTED 3040 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
Development (Choose 1)
- HDFR 2110 - Child Ecology
- HDFR 3020 - Black and Latino Children in Families and Schools (Core Cultural Diversity course)
- SPSY 2200 - Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Schools and Communities (Core Behavioral Science course)
Elective (Choose an additional course from the list above)
Please contact Undergraduate Advising in the School of Education & Human Development at 303-315-6300 for an appointment to discuss and plan your route through the Education Minor