Education Minors - General and 5th Year MAT

Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson - Class of 2017
Education Minor

"I love the idea of teaching because so many times we educate the mind at the expense of the heart and the hands. To teach to the children of the future, we must educate them holistically, making sure we teach them what it means to be a servant leader and how to give their gifts of education back to the community."

Brittani Klindworth

Brittani Klindworth - Class of 2018
Education Minor

"I want to be a teacher because all it takes is one moment to change a student's mind, perspective, and life. I want to be a positive influence in that moment. In that moment, all the hard work and rough days are worth it."

The education minor is for students interested in general educational studies and those preparing for advanced study in education related areas such as law, social work, and politics. Three semester hours of lower-division coursework and 12 semester hours of upper-division coursework are required. Field experience is required in some courses. Students interested in this minor should declare intent with the School of Education.

Education Minor:

Requirements - 15 hours

Hrs.    Course 

3      ED 250 ECE/ELEM Theories of Development and Learning 
        or ED 251 MS/HS Theories of Development and Learning

3      ED 320 Foundations of Education

3      ED 330 Policies and Practices for Diverse Learners

6      Upper-division education electives 
        (one may be selected from courses listed below): 

        CST 301 - Media and Society
        CST 303 - Communication Law
        CST 411 – Communication Across Barriers
        CST 430 - Intercultural Communication 
        PHL 410 - Philosophy of Education
        PHL 452 - Minds, Brains, and Machines
        SJP 442 – Communication Across Barriers
        SOC 325 - Cultural Diversity & Cultural Competence 
        SOC 343 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
        SOC 411 - Communication Across Barriers

5th Year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Minor:

This minor is for students who wish to major in a content area while preparing to enter an augmented MAT program after graduation. Three semester hours of lower-division coursework and 12 semester hours of upper-division coursework are required. Field experience is required in some courses. Students interested in this minor should declare intent with the School of Education. Students must comply with specific GPA and testing requirements in order to qualify for the MAT program.

Requirements - 15 hours

Hrs.    Course

3      ED 250 ECE/ELM Theories of Development and Learning 
        or 251 MS/HS Theories of Development and Learning

3      ED 320 Foundations of Education

3      ED 330 Policies and Practices for Diverse Learners

3      ED 426 ECE/ELEM Classroom Relationships and Management 
        or ED 427 MS/HS Classroom Relationships and Management

3      ED 442 ECE/ELEM Reading and Language Arts Methods 
        or ED 450 Models of Teaching and Literacy Development

Course descriptions are available in the University of Portland Bulletin.

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