Minor in Education Studies
Are you interested in shaping how and what schools teach, understanding the role school plays in society, exploring human learning, or pursuing a career in an education-related field? Consider complementing your major with a minor in education studies.
An education studies minor will prepare you well for a variety of careers in related fields, including education policy, school psychology, higher education, and alternative classroom learning, such as museum education. It will also give you a solid foundation from which to pursue graduate studies in education-related fields.
To minor in education studies, you’ll complete six courses in all: two core courses, including Purpose and Politics of Education, and four electives from an approved list that covers policy, human development, and teaching and learning. If you wish, you may substitute an essay, thesis, or internship for the fourth elective.
Requirements for the Minor in Education Studies
A Brandeis graduate with an education studies minor will be prepared to pursue, after graduation:
graduate study and/or a career in teaching or an education-related field, such as school psychology, higher education, informal education, museum education;
education policy, legislative, or non-profit work; and/or graduate study.
Six courses are required to complete the education studies minor:
two core courses, one of which is ED 150b, Purpose and Politics of Education, and
four program electives: at least one from the "Schooling, Policy and Society" group and one from "Human Development, Learning and/or Teaching."
A grade of C- or better is required in each course taken for credit in the major. Pass/Fail courses are not allowed.
A. review the requirements carefully
B. complete the declaration worksheet
C. fill in the ED Studies courses you have taken or plan to take in the appropriate semesters on the worksheet
D. download and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- please use the subject line: ED Studies minor declaration
- we will also schedule a meeting for you with Prof. Leah Gordon to discuss your plan and get her signature