Build the knowledge and skills you’ll need in any career working with people.

The Education Studies minor will help you understand how people learn and how you can make a difference through teaching, research or advocacy.

Prepare to go into social work, counseling, law, higher education or public policy. You’ll learn about the current issues and debates in the education field and get ready to tackle injustice. Graduate with the confidence to lead and the drive to create a more just, inclusive society.

For more information on the Education Studies minor, please contact Associate Professor of Kinesiology kristyb [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Education%20Studies%20Minor) (Kristy Ballard) or Associate Professor of Secondary Education stevef [at] stedwards.edu (Steve Fletcher).

What types of jobs are there for those with a minor in Education Studies?

Community Outreach

  • GED Instructor
  • Adult Educator
  • Job and Skills Trainer
  • Program Development Manager

Education Law

  • Juvenille Justice Advocate
  • Social Justice Advocate
  • Social Worker
  • Diabled Person’s Advocate

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Peace Corps Fellow
  • AmeriCorps or City Year Volunteer
  • Program manager for nonprofits

Education Policy

  • Lobbyist
  • Research Analyst
  • Congressional Assistant

Higher Education

  • Academic Advisor
  • Career Counselor
  • Recruiter
  • University Admission Staff

Early Education (Non-certification)

  • Preschool or day care manager
  • Private preschool teacher
  • Develop charter school or online school
  • Daycare or tutoring service owner

What skills will I acquire with a minor in Education Studies?

The skills learned as an educational studies minor will prepare students for a multitude of different professions in the education field. Through the time in the  educational studies program, students will learn:

  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational and analytical data gathering
  • A deep understanding of social issues within the education field
  • Leadership and decision-making abilities
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Strategic thinking and action planning
  • Teamwork and management skills
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in a professional setting
  • Effectively debate and present theories

What is the coursework required for a minor in Education Studies?

Students can expect to take various courses ranging from foundations in teaching courses, learning processes, understanding the role of technology in education, and working with special populations. Intensive internship experiences tied to coursework will blend practical and theoretical learning and give the learner incredible experience in their chosen area before graduation. The coursework includes:

EDUC 1330 Schooling, Education and Society

EDUC 2332 Educational Technology Integration

EDUC 4334 Curricululm and Evaluation in the Secondary School

EDUC 4365 Professional Internship

EDUC 2331 Learning Processes and Evaluation

SPED 2324 Introduction to Special Education

READ 4343 Content Area Literacy

TOTAL 21 hours