Education Minor

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.

To declare a minor in education, you must see an advisor by appointment. During the declaration appointment, the advisor will review with you the requirements for the minor and determine if you can complete the program within the eight-semester limit.

If you intend to declare a minor in education and have already declared (or intend to declare) a major in human development and family studies (HDFS) or human and organizational leadership development (HOLD), only six (6) credit hours can double count for the education minor and the HDFS and HOLD majors.

More information is available on the School of Education's website.

Requirements

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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Politics, Policymaking, and America's Schools
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Arts, Education, and Social Change
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Equity, Leadership, and You
Helping Youth Thrive in K-12 Schools
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latinx Experience in Education
Critical Examination of Racism and Education: African American Case Example
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Educational Partnership Through Program Evaluation
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Exploring Public Pedagogies through Popular Culture
Schools, Cultures, and Communities I: Youth
Schools, Cultures, and Communities II: Schools
Learning on the Edge: Theories of Experiential Education
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas
Screen Education: Representations of Education in Popular Culture
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Exceptionality Across the Life Span
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Education in American Society
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Free-Choice Learning in Informal Environments
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social Justice in Education
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Children's Literature in Elementary and Middle Schools
IDEAs in Action General Education logo History of American Higher Education
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Maker Movement and Education
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Psychology of Creativity
Reading the World: Paulo Freire, Local History, and Public Pedagogy
Representations of Education in Documentaries
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Nurturing Latinx Identity Formation
IDEAs in Action General Education logo LatinxEd Internship
One course in the College of Arts and Sciences:3
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cultural Diversity
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Picture Books
North Carolina History since 1865
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Educational Problems and Policy Solutions H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Child Development H
The Study of Adolescent Issues and Development
Family and Society
IDEAs in Action General Education logo 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
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Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

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To be taken after completing three of the other required courses for the minor. Students must contact the SOE Director of Advising for permission to add the capstone course.

School of Education

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Dean

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies

Harriet Able

hable@email.unc.edu

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Shauna Harris

shauna.harris@unc.edu

Assistant Dean for Educator Preparation and Accreditation

Diana Lys

lys@unc.edu

Registrar and Interim Director of Undergraduate Advising and Student Engagement

Lisa Johnson

lisajohnson@unc.edu