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The Education Minor is designed for students who are interested in education, but who do not necessarily want to be a K-12 teacher in a public school. The program is particularly aimed at students who are interested in:
- working in informal settings such as community-based after-school programs or youth volunteer organizations;
- serving in the Peace Corps;
- understanding issues of equity and social justice and who want to study more deeply how political, cultural, social, and historical dynamics shape policy and practice in education;
- exploring education as a field of study and practice.
The Education Minor consists of two components: 7 hours of core courses and 12 hours of elective coursework. Please refer to the Education Minor Program Description for a quick-list of the courses.
The Education minor is open to any undergraduate in any college at the University of Colorado. To apply, after completing one core Ed Minor course, students need to contact the School of Education (303-492-6555/room 153 in the Education Building) and submit a completed Ed Minor application form.
Please note that the Education Minor does not confer or lead to a Teaching Credential. If you are interested in learning more about CU-Boulder’s Teacher Education Program, please visit the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program.