Education - Minor

College of Education, Health and Human Services
408 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2950
ehhsdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/ehhs


Description

The Education minor allows students pursuing a major other than teacher education to prepare for public school teaching. The minor provides the professional coursework necessary for graduates to seek an Ohio teaching license.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minimum 2.500 overall GPA

The Education minor is restricted to certain programs in an area that the state of Ohio issues a teaching license. The Ohio Department of Education does not offer single licenses in English or individual social science areas (economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology); however, students majoring in one of those disciplines may be able to pursue licensure in the field of language arts or social studies. Students should consult the College of Education, Health and Human Services regarding options.

Program Requirements

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
CI 47330READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD (min C grade)3
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
ITEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
Secondary Student Teaching Requirement9
Students in a Foreign Language Major
STUDENT TEACHING OF A SECOND LANGUAGE (ELR)
Students in Teaching English as a Second Language Major
STUDENT TEACHING (ELR)
Inquiry into Professional Practice Requirement3
Students in a Foreign Language Major
INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)
Students in Teaching English as a Second Language Major
INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)
Methods Requirement6
Students in a Foreign Language Major
ORIENTATION TO SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY (min C grade)
METHODS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE (min C grade)
Students in Teaching English as a Second Language Major
TESL PEDAGOGY (min C grade)
LANGUAGE CURRICULUM, MATERIALS AND ASSESSMENT (min C grade)
Additional Courses9
Students in a Foreign Language Major
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE STUDIES (min C grade)
COMPUTERS IN SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING (min C grade)
PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE (min C grade)
Students in Teaching English as a Second Language Major
PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) (min C grade)
CHILD SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (min C grade)
ESL/EFL PRACTICUM IN A P-12 SETTING (ELR) (min C grade)
CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT (min C grade in any)
CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS
EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING
Minimum Total Credit Hours:42

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.500
 
  • Based on program requirements, credits may exceed the minimum required for the minor.  When a difference exists between the two colleges' major requirements in teaching fields, students must also complete the specific major sequences required by the College of Education, Health and Human Services.  This ensures that the students will meet licensure requirements.
  • Those pursuing an Education minor must be admitted to advanced study prior to student teaching. For complete student teaching information, refer to the Clinical Experience/Student Teaching website through EHHS Vacca Office of Student Services.
  • Minimum 2.500 overall GPA and 2.500 major GPA are required for advanced study, student teaching, graduation and licensure. All courses in the minor must be completed with a minimum C or S grade. Some majors may have a higher GPA required, see advisor.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.