Schools, Education, and Society (SES) Minor
The minor in Schools, Education, and Society (SES) is intended for students who have an interest in education but who are not pursuing a teaching license. Students are required to complete 17 hours.
Core Courses for the Minor
The following four courses are required for the SES minor.
- EDU 201 – Education Poliy and Practice
This course explores philosophical, historical, and sociological foundations of education, including analysis of contemporary accountability systems (3h).
- EDU 201L – Field Lab I
This course focuses on school an d society through practical experiences in public school classrooms and a weekly seminar (2h).
- EDU 311 – Leanrning and Cognitive Science
This course introduces theories and principles of cognition applied to teaching and learning (3h).
- EDU 368 – Professional Experiences in Education
This course offers selected students a placement in an educational setting under the supervision of a professional mentor. During this internship, students examine a critical topic in a local school, a community agency, a nonprofit organization or other educational setting (3h).
Additional Courses in the Minor
Students are required to complete at least two of the following courses.
- EDU 304 – Social Justice Issues in Education
This course facilitates exploration of issues of social justice and schooling from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It includes a focus on multi-cultural education, global awareness, issues of equity in school funding, urban and rural education, poverty, and marginalized populations (3h).
- EDU 307 – Design, Assessment, and Technology
This course introduces contemporary technologies and their applications for supporting instruction, assessment, and professional practice (3h).
- EDU 354 – Content Pedagogy
This course explores methods, materials, and techniques used in teaching particular secondary subjects (English, mathematics, science, second languages, social studies) (3h).
- EDU 388 – Writing Pedagogy
This course blends theory and practice, providing students from all content areas with a foundational understanding of writing pedagogy methods and approaches. Topics of study will include writing across the curriculum, writing research and assessment of writing (3h).
- EDU 395 – Teaching Diverse Learners
This course addresses diversity in the classroom, particularly the needs of English Language Learners and Exceptional Populations . It examines differentiated instruction with appropriate instructional and behavioral strategies to meet the needs of all students (3h).
- EDU 377 – Literacy in the 21st Century
This course examines the impact of emerging literacy trends on 21st century students in a digital, global world. There is specific focus on engaging reluctant and struggling readers (3h).