The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education offers three undergraduate minors: The Educational Studies Minor, The Applied Psychology Minor and The Science and Mathematics Education Minor. If you are planning on beginning one of our minors, you are required to petition to declare the minor beforehand.
The Educational Studies Minor
This minor allows you to take the widest variety of courses that consider the needs of the learner from multiple perspectives. You can explore topics related to applied psychology, special education, afterschool programs, child development, teacher education, health education, and educational leadership. The practicum courses will give you hands-on experience in classrooms, after-school programs, and research projects. Through classroom and fieldwork experiences, you can start to consider a variety of careers in teaching, psychology, and educational research. This minor is also well suited to students who have other career objectives, but who want to understand the institution of education and its role in society.
The Applied Psychology Minor
This minor is intended for undergraduates preparing for a career in Counseling, Clinical or School Psychology.
The Science and Mathematics Education Minor
This minor is for undergraduates who are considering mathematics or science teaching as a career. It includes two tracks. Students will only be granted the minor in one track. Each track has a slightly different set of required courses listed on the tracks' webpages.
- Elementary (Grades K-8) Track: Ths track is for undergraduates who are considering pursuing elementary teaching as a career. It is for those prospective teachers who are interested in strengthening their understanding of mathematics and science education.
- Secondary (Grades 7-12) Track: This track is for STEM undergraduates who are considering pursuing secondary mathematics or science teaching as a career.