Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Education Minor - Program Requirements

Learning And Instruction

505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
E: edminor@buffalo.edu
Elisabeth Etopio, PhD
Professor and Director, Minor in Education
Deborah Moore-Russo, PhD
Chair and Professor, Math Education

Completing the Education Minor Program

Academic Advice

The education minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits: two required courses (7 credits) and 11 credits of elective courses. The first course in the education minor, LAI 350, is an introductory course that provides a foundation for the other education coursework and includes field experiences. The remaining courses allow students to explore general educational issues and careers that span different aspects of education. The minor itself does not lead directly to initial teacher certification, however, there are particular courses that allow for a head start on the coursework needed and offered through the University at Buffalo's graduate-level initial and initial/professional teacher certification programs. For more information on which courses allow for a head start in the graduate level teacher certification programs, please contact the UB Teacher Education Institute (375 Baldy Hall, ubtei@buffalo.edu).

Transfer Credit Policy

As the education minor is 18 credits, transfer credits will be considered on a limited basis and limited to 3 undergraduate credits.

Prerequisite Courses

There are currently no prerequisite courses required for the education minor. Please refer to the “Current UB Students Applying to the Program” section for admission requirements to the program.

Required Courses

(7 Credits)

LAI 350 Introduction to Education (4 credits)

Choose one of the following:
CEP 400 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
ELP 405 Sociology of Education (3 credits)

Electives (11 or more credits, at least 6 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)

CEP 400 Educational Psychology - 3 credits (if not taken as a required course)
CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling - 3 credits
ELP 405 Sociology of Education - 3 credits (if not taken as a required course)
ELP 407 Language, Culture, and Education in a Global Society – 3 credits
LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development & Learning - 3 credits
LAI 254 Woodwind Techniques (with advisor approval) – 2 credits
LAI 256 Brass Techniques (with advisor approval) – 2 credits
LAI 414 Writing across the Curriculum - 3 credits
LAI 416 Early Childhood Education Theory & Practice - 3 credits
LAI 419 Introduction to Teaching – 3 credits
LAI 433 Technology and Curriculum Integration – 3 credits
LAI 434 Assessment of Student Performance & Understanding – 3 credits
LAI 435 Intercultural Interactions in the Multicultural Classroom – 3 credits
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner - 3 credits
LAI 490 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood - 3 credits
LIN 496 Linguistics Teaching Internship - 3 credits

Grades of C or better for all education minor coursework and an overall UB GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to successfully complete the minor.

For more information on which education minor courses allow for a head start in the graduate level teacher certification programs, please contact the UB Teacher Education Institute.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate  18 

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

Sophomore or Junior Year
LAI 350
CEP 400 or ELP 405

Junior and Senior Years
11 or more credits of elective courses

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:24 AM