Educational Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The College of Education has five undergraduate programs: Early Childhood Education, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education. The college also works jointly with the Chicago College of Performing Arts to deliver a program in Music Education. All of these programs, with the exception of Educational Studies, focus on teacher preparation.

The College of Education has a history of serving nontraditional as well as traditional undergraduate students, and schedules are designed to meet the needs of full-time as well as part-time students. All teacher preparation programs are offered at the Chicago campus and are a part of the New Deal Teacher Academy.

Undergraduate programs within the College of Education prepare students to transform schools and communities in the pursuit of knowledge and social justice. Through the continuous evaluation and refinement of academic programs and courses, offerings are kept current and relevant to real-world contexts and professional standards of quality. Experienced, dedicated and culturally diverse faculty work collaboratively with students to foster knowledge and skills with respect to diverse learners, instruction, assessment and research. Talent and resources from a variety of disciplines are integrated and used, as are cutting edge technologies. All programs require a variety of field and clinical experiences that augment and integrate academic studies.

The Educational Studies minor prepares students for graduate school in education and school counseling, as well as for work with children and families in government, private industry, adult education, and social services agencies. The Educational Studies minor is not a teacher preparation program, and it does not lead to teacher licensure. Students with majors in other colleges at Roosevelt may choose the Educational Studies minor and obtain advising assistance from professional advisors in the College of Education.

Standards

At least three of the courses, or 9 credit hours, must be taken at Roosevelt University. All courses must be passed with grades of C or higher, and a minimum 2.0 overall GPA

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the Educational Studies minor or the courses that apply to it. However, a passing score on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency is required for enrollment in all other undergraduate education courses.

Requirements

Six courses in education (18 credit hours) make up the minor. Three courses are required (see below).

Core
EDUC 291ISSUES IN METROPOLITAN EDUCATION3
EDUC 202CHILD DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING, AND MOTIVATION3
SPED 219EXCEPTIONAL CHILD & YOUTH3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
ISSUES IN METROPOLITAN EDUCATION
HEALTH FOR EDUCATORS
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
CREATIVE ARTS IN EDUCATION
TOPICAL WORKSHOP
TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Total Credit Hours18