Educational Studies Minor

The Educational Studies Minor provides undergraduate students with experiences in the field of education. Targeted to interests in classroom teaching, educational/counseling psychology, and education in society, the minor invites undergraduates to study issues in education and gather experience in educational settings.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits of course work offered by the School of Education. This includes a minimum of 12 credits at or above the 300 level. At least 3 credits of EEDU 390 (Community Service) or the ECPY Middle Earth Sequence are required. No more than 6 credits may be fulfilled through EDU 390.

To declare the Ed Studies Minor, visit the Pathways Into Education Center in ED 127.



Concentration in Classroom Teaching

For those students interested in a career in K-12 teaching, the following courses are strongly recommended:

EEST 120

Toleration

EPSY 200

Introduction to Psychological Processes of Schooling

ETAP 201

Teaching as a Profession

ERDG 250

Introduction to Literacy Instruction

EEST 300

Social Foundations of Education

EEST 301

Issues in American Education

ESPE 369

Special Education for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems

EEDU 390

Community Service

ESPY 360

Positive Youth Development

ERDG 404

Children’s Literature

ERDG 406

Young Adult Literature

ERDG 410

Literacy in Social Contexts

EPSY 420

Child and Adolescent Development

ETAP 403

Issues in Urban Education

EPSY 440

Evaluation

ESPE 460

Introduction to Human Exceptionality

ETAP 404

Teaching in Urban Schools: Strategies for Implementing the NYS Learning Standards

EPSY 441

Social Issues in Testing

ERDG 487Z

Literate Thinking

 


Concentration in Educational/Counseling Psychology

For students interested in counseling or educational psychology, the following courses are strongly recommended:

ECPY 120 (=UUNI 100)

The Psychology of Academic and Personal Effectiveness

EPSY 200

Introduction to the Psychological Process of Schooling

ECPY 204

Principles of Career and Life Planning

ECPY 311 Helping Skills in Human Services: Sexuality and Young Adults

ESPE 369

Special Education for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems ESPY 360 Positive Youth Development

ECPY 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, and 405

Theory and Practice in Peer Counseling and Education I –VI (Middle Earth sequence)

EPSY 400

Instructional Psychology EPSY 420 Child and Adolescent Development

ECPY 421

Introduction to Counseling Psychology

EPSY 440

Evaluation

EPSY 441

Social Issues in Testing

ESPE 460

Introduction to Human Exceptionality

ECPY 462

Psychology of Disability

 


Concentration in Education and Society

For students interested in education broadly defined, the following courses are strongly recommended:

EEST 120

Toleration

EPSY 200

Introduction to the Psychological Process of Schooling

ERDG 250

Introduction to Literacy Instruction

EEST 300

Social Foundations of Education

EEST 301

Issues in American Education

EEDU 390

Community Service Project

EAPS 400

United States Educational Governance, Policy and Administration

ETAP 403

Issues in Urban Education

ERDG 410

Literacy in Social Contexts

ETAP 404

Teaching in Urban Schools: Strategies for Implementing the NYS Learning Standards

EAPS 470

Introduction to Law and Education

 

Additional Information

  • The concentration areas are designed to help students select courses in their area of interest. Students may complete the minor with coursework across concentrations.
  • EDU 390 is a community service project where students work in educational settings. For complete information, see COMMUNITY SERVICE EDU390.
  • Are you familiar with the Future Educators' Club? This group meets on a regular basis to network and share information about ideas and issues in education.

The University at Albany does not offer undergraduate programs leading to teacher certification. The School of Education does offer graduate programs leading to teacher certification (see www.albany.edu/education). Students seeking to become certified to teach in NYS are advised to major in the subject area they plan to teach, with a minor in Educational Studies. Although the Educational Studies Minor does not lead to NYS Certification, it is intended to assist students toward a career in education in graduate study. Details about New York State Teacher Certification requirements are available at: www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/.

For more information contact :

The Pathways Into Education Center
ED 127
(518) 442-3529
PIECenter@albany.edu