Minor in Education Studies at KU

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Education Studies Minor Overview

Many students at KU express interest in and request education course options without committing to becoming a licensed teacher. They see value in better understanding the intersection of education with society and their chosen major, and the minor in education studies at the University of Kansas meets this demand. It provides a solid grasp of essential theory and research in education, along with an opportunity to focus on particular aspects of the process of the educational system. The minor also provides undergraduate students of any major the opportunity to develop an understanding of the legal, social, political, and economic forces that influence and shape educational policies by choosing from lower and upper division elective courses.

Career Statistics

Complementary curriculum

With only 18 required credit hours, students are able to complement their major with a minor that does not add too much to their schedules.

Fundamentally purposeful

The minor does not lead to teacher licensure; however it does offer a broad introduction to education as a field of study and as a fundamental human activity.

Widely applicable

The minor is designed for students interested in careers that intersect with schools, educational or human development policy, and/or participation in a democratic society that is based on universal access to education.

Graduate study

Those who choose to pursue an advanced degree after graduation are considered for many highly-selective master's & doctoral programs across the U.S.

Thinking about a minor in education studies?

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Public School of Education & Human Sciences
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