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.
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|
|Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings|
|Politics, Policymaking, and America's Schools|
|Arts, Education, and Social Change|
|Equity, Leadership, and You|
|Helping Youth Thrive in K-12 Schools|
|Latinx Experience in Education|
|Critical Examination of Racism and Education: African American Case Example|
|Educational Partnership Through Program Evaluation|
|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|
|Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas|
|Screen Education: Representations of Education in Popular Culture|
|Exceptionality Across the Life Span|
|Education in American Society|
|Free-Choice Learning in Informal Environments|
|Social Justice in Education|
|Children's Literature in Elementary and Middle Schools|
|History of American Higher Education|
|The Maker Movement and Education|
|Psychology of Creativity|
|Reading the World: Paulo Freire, Local History, and Public Pedagogy|
|Representations of Education in Documentaries|
|Nurturing Latinx Identity Formation|
|One course in the College of Arts and Sciences:||3|
|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 697||Education Minor Capstone Course 1||3|
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. Students must contact the SOE Director of Advising for permission to add the capstone course.
- Human Development and Family Science Major, B.A.Ed.
- Human and Organizational Leadership Development Major, B.A.
School of Education
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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Assistant Dean for Educator Preparation and Accreditation
Registrar and Interim Director of Undergraduate Advising and Student Engagement