The minor in Education is available on both the Metro and Florham campuses. Courses are the same on both campuses for all EDUC courses.
Minor in Education (15 credits)
- EDUC 1108 – Seminar in Professional Practice I (offered Fall only) (3 cr)
Students must take at least two (2) of the following courses
- EDUC 2209 – Seminar in Professional Practice II (Fall only) (EDUC 1108 is prereq) (3 cr)
- EDUC 3309 – Seminar in Professional Practice III (Spring only) (EDUC 1108 and 2209 are prereqs) (3 cr)
- EDUC 2202 – Development of Children with and without Disabilities (Spring only) (EDUC 1108 is prereq) (3 cr)
- EDUC 2207 – Introduction to Special Education & Students with Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (Fall only) (EDUC 1108 and 2202 are prereqs) (3 cr)
Students may select additional courses from this list to complete 15 or more credits for the minor:
- EDUC 2401 – Field Experience I (Spring only) (EDUC 1108 is prereq) (1 cr)
- EDUC 2402 – Field Experience II (Spring only) (EDUC 2209 is prereq) (1 cr)
- Metro campus: PSYC 2204 – Child Development or PSYC 3305 Adolescent Growth and Development (only one of these courses may be used for the minor) (Psychology majors may not use either course for this minor) (3 cr)
- Florham campus: PSYC 3001 – Human Development (Child) or PSYC 3302 Human Development (Adolescent) (Only one of these courses may be used for the minor) (Psychology majors may not use either course for this minor)
- PSYC 3308 – Educational Psychology (Psychology majors may not use this course for their minor) (3 cr)
If student is in a 5 year accelerated program, other courses may be selected with the approval of this/her SOE advisor.
Any student with a Minor in Education must have an advisor from the SOE sign his/her registration form.
Acceptance into the Education Minor does not imply acceptance into the QUEST Program.
EDUC1108 Seminar designed to integrate professional and personal development, professional practice and academic growth in the following areas: human relations in the school and community education in American society; and organizational process and behavior within the context of the school and community.
EDUC2207 This course will overview historical legislative decisions that mandate special education and how these mandates drive current practice in special education processes for referring, identifying and serving children who are eligible for special education services will be discussed. Physical, cognitive, social & behavioral characteristics of students with disabilites ( including autism spectrum disorders) will be described. Course participants will learn to plan, adapt and implement effective instruction and assessment to facilitate academic achievement for learners with disabilities.
EDUC2209 Seminar designed to integrate professional and personal develop- ment, professional practice and academic growth in the following areas: teacher as a reflective practioner, teacher as a profes- sional and teacher as a functionary in the school bureaucracy.
EDUC2401 On-site field experience (30 hours)each in public schools and classrooms, focusing on their function, structure and curricula. EDUC 1108 Seminar in Professional Practice I: Teacher's Role in School and Community, EDUC 2209 Seminar in Professional Practice II: Teachers as Educational Leaders and EDUC 3309 Seminar in Professional Practice III: The Functions of Teaching are to be taken prior to field experience relating to appropriate seminar.
EDUC2402 On-site field experiences (30 hours each) in public schools and classrooms, focusing on their function, structure and curricula. Concurrent with freshman and sophomore educational seminars: EDUC1108 Seminar in Professional Practice I: Teacher's Role in School and Community, EDUC2209 Seminar in Professional Prac- tice II: Teachers as Educational Leaders and EDUC3309 Seminar in Professional Practice III: The Functions of Teaching.
EDUC3309 Seminar designed to integrate professional and personal develop- ment, professional practice and academic growth in the following areas: teacher/student learning styles; dealing with diversity; teacher as decision-maker, manager, problem solver;curriculum issues and assessment.
PSYC2204 Growth and development of children in terms of sensorimotor, intellectual and social behavior. Scientific findings and theoretical viewpoints presented with implications concerning the child for the family, school and community.
PSYC3302 A study of the growth and development of adolescents and adults with respect to social, emotional, intellectual and physical behavior; developmental characteristics, goals and personal and interpersonal factors of psychological self-support with respect to their implications concerning education and/or guidance. Fall, Spring
PSYC3305 Factors contributing to adolescent mental health, behavior and adjustment are covered. Developmental characteristics, the impact of culture as well as intra- and interpersonal issues are inte- grated into the understanding of adolescent functioning. Risk factors particularly associated with juvenile delinquency and conduct disorder are emphasized, examining etiology, prevention and treatment.