Education Minor

School of Education

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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 (B.A.Ed.), only six (6) credit hours can double count for the education minor and the HDFS major.

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

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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 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
Arts, Education, and Social Change
Equity, Leadership, and You
Helping Youth Thrive in K-12 Schools
Mexican American and Chicana/o 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
Teaching to Transform Society I
Teaching to Transform Society II
One course in the College of Arts and Sciences:3
Cultural Diversity
Picture Books
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.