The Education Minor is designed for students who are interested in education, but who do not necessarily want to be a K-12 teacher.

The Education Minor Program is open to any undergraduate at CU Boulder, and it 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: 6 hours of core courses and 12 hours of elective coursework

Note: the Education Minor does not lead to teaching licensure. Visit the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program to learn more about the teacher education program. 

The Education Minor is not intended to be completed in one semester, not all approved electives are offered every semester. 

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If you have any questions, please contact the School of Education at 303-492-6555 or email