Minor in Education as a Social Science

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Education, Culture, and Society
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Foundations of Education
  • History of Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Undergraduate Minor
Program Type:
  • Degree


The Education as a Social Science Minor is designed for students interested in investigating learning and teaching in a broad range of human contexts. This minor takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of educative practices and is premised on several key assumptions:

  • Learning and teaching are fundamental human and cultural processes.
  • Education is intimately bound up with social, cultural, economic and political systems.
  • Reflection and inquiry are powerful tools for exploring teaching and learning in all human contexts.

Through a minor in Education, students will examine each of these assumptions by investigating educative practices in and outside of formal settings. There are many ways in which a student can complete the minor.


The Education as a Social Science undergraduate minor must be declared through the School of Arts and Sciences. Instructions on how to declare a minor can be found on the SAS degree requirements page.

Program Requirements

In order to complete the education minor, individuals must successfully complete the required courses:

  • 05:300:200 Introduction to Education or 05:300:202 Introduction to How People Learn
  • 15 additional credits, only 3 credits of which may be taken outside the GSE, from the approved list of courses
  • At least 12 credits must be completed at the 300-level or higher
  • Minimum of C for all courses in the Education as a Social Science Minor

Complete minor requirements are available here for download.