Effective 1 June 2024 through 31 May 2025

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18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education/Department of Teacher Education and is only available at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Program Description

Individuals who can engage in instructional development, training facilitation and teaching are critically important for successful businesses and organizations. The minor in education provides an opportunity for students in other program areas to develop skills in teaching, instructional design and program facilitation. Students in this minor can expect to develop teaching, training and instructional development skills that they can apply to designing learning for different types of learners. Students also learn to apply knowledge of learning and instruction to different types of formal and informal learning environments. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop learning activities for learners in formal and informal learning environments. 
  • Practice teaching skills and instructional tasks for all learners. 
  • Plan lesson activities and learning object design using learning objectives. 
  • Plan learning experiences based on Instructional Design Approaches. 
  • Implement learning experiences based on learners with varied cultural, language and geographic backgrounds.
  • Apply traditional and emerging technology to the design, development and evaluation of various learning tasks, lessons and objects. 

Recommended Courses

The following coursework is recommended for the education minor:

  • EDUC 1100 Math Tutoring (1 hour)
  • EDUC 2000 Beginning Practicum in Education (1 hour)
  • EDUC 2550 Student Literacy Corps (1-3 hours)
  • EDUC 2800 Foundations in Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2900 Education of Students with Exceptionalities (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3100 Learning, Teaching and Assessment (3 hours)
  • EDUC 2050 Introduction to Global Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3190 Young Adult Literature (3 hours)
  • EDUC 3650 Instructional Design (3 hours)
  • Appropriate educational technology course