Mar 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Educational Foundations Minor

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Educational Foundations Minor Program Information

Department of Educational Foundations & Special Education

P.O. Box 70548
312 Warf-Pickel Hall
Phone: (423) 439-7682

Dr. Alison Barton

The minor in Educational Foundations is designed to provide an opportunity for students, through the integration of foundational educational knowledge, to become productive and enlightened about the field of education, and to understand the prospects that are available for multi-disciplinary and inter-agency interfacing with the educational community. The minor requires a total of 18 credits.

Students who complete the minor in Educational Foundations will demonstrate improved critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, effective communication, and leadership. Those who complete the degree should do so with the transferable and highly valued skills of leaders and collaborators. Further, students should exit the program with a broad understanding of the essentials in the field of education, with a depth of understanding that allows them to operate effectively within this context.

The objective for the minor in Educational Foundations is to offer a foundational understanding of education to students who do not wish to become teachers, but may pursue careers that interface with the educational system.

Five courses are required of all students in the minor: EDFN 2100, EDFN 2300, SPED 2300, LEAD 3320, and LEAD 4467. In addition, all students are required to take either EDFN 3301 or EDFN 3310. For the final 3 credits needed, student may choose from a small selection of electives. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Educational Foundations Minor: 18 credits

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.

Additional Requirements: 3 credits

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Advisor Approved Elective: 3 credits

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