In addition to major programs, the College of Education offers academic minors that help students explore academic areas outside their major and learn skills that can prepare them for career readiness and graduate education. Students interested in pursuing a minor in the College of Education should contact your academic advisor.
The Education minor builds understanding of learners and learning for those earning a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education and provides rigorous instruction in creating a safe learning environment in PK-12 classrooms, effective instructional planning, teaching strategies for diverse learners, and using assessment data to inform instruction with field experiences incorporated into coursework.
Foreign Language Education Minor
The minor in Foreign Language Education is for students who are pursuing a degree in another field and who have an interest in teaching a foreign language. The courses in the minor give students a foundation in methods of teaching a foreign or second language. Completing this minor does not result in Florida teaching certification.
Global Studies in Education Minor
Students pursuing a minor in Global Studies in Education will gain knowledge about the relationships between education and the increasingly globalized world and learn how to apply this knowledge within diverse fields and professional settings. This interdisciplinary minor integrates educational, sociological, and psychological perspectives.
Professional Teaching Option Minor
The Professional Training Option is an approved alternative teacher certification program that leads to temporary teaching certification. A temporary teaching certificate enables educators to complete the Professional Certificate requirements while teaching full-time. It is designed for students interested in teaching at the secondary level in English, Social Science, or Science in the State of Florida.
Science of Physical Activity Minor
Students pursuing a minor in Science of Physical Activity gain experience working with physically active individuals, and learn skills that translate to work in after-school programs, recreation environments, or fitness centers. Completing this minor does not result in Florida teaching certification.