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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Minor in Education

The minor in Education consists of six education (EDU) courses, the Professional Education Core and two additional EDU courses. The minor emphasizes education as a point of advocacy and addresses construction of knowledge, equitable learning environments, and child and adolescent development. The minor is open to students of all majors and is also the primary vehicle for competencies required in the Belmont Teacher Education 4+1 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

Belmont students who are planning to enter the graduate MAT program, who have completed the 18 credit hour professional education minor at Belmont University in the undergraduate program, with grades of 'C' or above in each course, and a GPA in the minor of 3.0 or above, may use the Minor in Education to meet competencies in the MAT graduate program. As part of this path, Belmont undergraduates apply for graduate school during their undergraduate senior year. If accepted for admission and after undergraduate graduation, students complete the Internship in the "plus one" year and earn an MAT degree.

All students who chose the Minor in Education must also complete the Education Department’s Gateway 2 Assessment as part of the requirements for the minor.

Minor in Education Hours
EDU 2100, Foundations of Education 3
EDU 2110, Educational Psychology 3
EDU 2221, Child Development or
EDU 2223, Human Development and Education **
EDU 3800, Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in the Classroom 3
EDU 4130, Organization and Management of Multicultural Classroom Communities
(required only for those entering teacher certification in the MAT 4+1 program)
EDU Electives or designates (by permission of the department)  1 3
Total 18

** EDU 2221 Child Development is required for the Early Childhood Education, PreK-3 and K-6 license while EDU 2223 Human Development and Education is required for 6-12 and K-12 licenses.

1 Students not taking EDU 4130 will take an additional EDU elective course to achieve the 18 hours for the minor.

Minor in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Minor in ESL Hours
ESL Competencies:
EDU 3030, Literacy I 3
ENL/W 3500, History of the English Language 3
EDU 4215, English Language Learners 3
EDU 4230, Literacy II (3) or
EDU 4393, Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
EDU 2XXX, Applied Linguistics 3
EDU 3XXX, Literacy in Family and Community Arenas 3
Total 18

In connection with this add-on endorsement, students must complete 6 hours in the study of a second language.