Education Minor

School of Education

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(919) 966-1346

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, Dean

Kathleen Brown, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies

Jill Hamm, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Anne Bryan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Diana Lys, Assistant Dean for Educator Preparation and Accreditation

Vacant, Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations

Leslie Deslis, Assistant Dean for Development

Vacant, Assistant Director of Student Affairs

The undergraduate minor in education is appropriate for undergraduate students interested in furthering their knowledge of education as a means of career development or to enhance their understanding of current schooling, community, and policy directions.

The minor requires an application to the School of Education that consists of a statement of interest and purpose, and an academic plan. The application process is intended to ensure the student’s commitment to completing the minor. Applications are opened and submitted every semester. Priority is given to juniors, seniors, and students intending to enter the bachelor’s–master’s M.A.T. program. If you intend to declare human development and family studies (B.A.Ed.) as your undergraduate major, you are not eligible to complete this minor in education.

Students may apply any year during their undergraduate career.

More information is available on the school's Web site.

Department Programs




In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor consists of five courses.

Three courses in the School of Education:9
Learning in the Modern World
Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings
Politics, Policymaking, and America's Schools
Equity, Leadership, and You
Helping Youth Thrive in K-12 Schools
Mexican American and Chicana/o Experience in Education
Politics of Reading
Schools, Cultures, and Communities I: Youth
Schools, Cultures, and Communities II: Schools
Learning on the Edge: Theories of Experiential Education
Human Abilities and Online Learning
Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas
Screen Education: Representations of Education in Popular Culture
Education in American Society
Social Justice in Education
One course in the College of Arts and Sciences:3
Cultural Diversity
The Illustrated Book: History of Illustration in Children's Texts
North Carolina History since 1865
Educational Problems and Policy Solutions H
Child Development H
The Study of Adolescent Issues and Development
Family and Society
Sociology of Education, Experiential Education
Family and Society, Junior/Senior Section
Sociology of Education
Education Capstone Course
EDUC 697Education Minor Capstone Course 13
Total Hours15

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.


 To be taken after completing three of the other required courses for the minor