Educational Studies Minor

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Acquire knowledge of significant texts in the British, Irish, American, and Anglophone literary traditions.

Objective 1.1: Students will demonstrate a familiarity with British, Irish, American, and Anglophone key texts and an understanding of the historical continuities among literary conventions and imaginative traditions.

Goal 2: Develop rhetorical skills.

Objective 2.1: Students will recognize and use various rhetorical modes, including (but not limited to) narrative, exposition, analysis, and argument.

Goal 3: Develop creative abilities.

Objective 3.1: Students will exercise their imaginations in crafting their own creative works and performances, particularly through creative writing workshops and theatre courses.

Goal 4: Acquire knowledge of significant schools of literary theory.

Objective 4.1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of literary theory and draw upon these models for their own literary analyses.

Objective 4.2: Students will formulate their own theories about what literature is and does.

Goal 5: Acquire knowledge of research fundamentals in English.

Objective 5.1: Students will locate, assess, and incorporate secondary sources (including electronic ones) into their own arguments.

Goal 6: Develop revision strategies and editing skills.

Objective 6.1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of revision.

Objective 6.2: Students will practice editing skills through examining their own writing and the writing of their peers.

A minor in Educational Studies is available for undergraduates who are interested in building a foundation in education without pursuing PDE certification.


Required Core
EDU 150/160Schools in Society-Fr Seminar3
EDU 246Literacy, Language and Culture3
SPE 160Intro to Special Education3
Developmental Course
Select one of the following:
Develop, Cognition, & Learning
Child Development
Adolescent Development
Additional Courses
Select two of the following:
Foundations of Early Childhood
Assessment and Evaluation
Reading Literature I
Social Motor Development
Literacy in the Content Areas
Teaching in Inclusive Environ

For More Information contact:

Dr. Frank M. Bernt,, Chair
Teacher Education Department

Note: A  minor in Educational Studies is not sufficient to satisfy coursework for PDE Level 1 certification.