Educational Studies Minor

A minor in educational studies at Saint Joseph’s University is designed for undergraduates who are interested in building a base in education without earning Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) certification. Students will take classes in child and adolescent psychology, cognition and learning, language and culture, assessment and evaluation and more.

Students in the Elementary Education PK4, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, PK12 Education, and Child and Family Studies programs may not opt for a Minor in Educational Studies. 

Three Required Core Courses
EDU 150Schools in Society w/ Field3
EDU 246Language and Culture w/ Field3
EDU 471Writing in the Classroom3
Two Developmental Courses6
Intro to Special Education
Select one of the following:
Child Development
Cognition & Learning w/ Field
Adolescent Development w/Field
Two Additional Courses6
Select two of the following:
Found of Early Child w/ Field
Assessment and Evaluation
Literacy/Literature I w/ Field
Literacy in Cont Areas w/Field
Eval: Secondary Grades 7-12
Inclusive Classrooms w/ Field
Total Hours21

Substitutions may be made only with the advance approval of the Chair of the Teacher Education Department.  Except for EDU 471, undergraduates are not permitted to enroll in upper level courses (300- and 400 level) without having satisfied the basic skills requirement.