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School of Education Minors

Considering a Minor in Education?

You may be interested in the field of education as a secondary focus to your academic major. The education minor provides a solid grasp of essential theory and research in education, which are widely applicable in a range of fields. This program of study does not lead to licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Note: Minors must be outside of your major and concentration. Up to two courses which have been prescribed by your major into your General Education requirements may be counted towards a minor. The minimum number of credits for a minor is 18. Core Requirements, as designated by the College Catalog, and free electives may be used to satisfy the minor requirements.

Double Minors Policy

You may have two minors. In order to complete a second minor, courses used to fulfill the requirements of the first minor may not be used to meet the requirements of the second minor. Depending upon the major, you may not be able to complete the requirements of the minors within four years or within the minimum number of credits for your degree.

Minors Available in Education

  • Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

    Program Requirements

    This minor program of study does not lead to licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

    Required Courses

    • ABA 145 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Cr: 3)
    • ABA 280 - Introduction to the Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ABA 310 - Assessment in Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ABA 332 - Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
      or
    • PSY 204 - Child Growth and Development (Cr: 3)

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  • Education

    Program Requirements

    Students interested in the field of education as a secondary focus to their academic major may pursue the Education minor. This program of study does not lead to licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

    Required Courses

     

    • ED 101 - Introduction to Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
      or
    • PSY 204 - Child Growth and Development (Cr: 3)

    Additional Courses

    Students select two from the following courses:

    • ABA 280 - Introduction to the Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ABA 310 - Assessment in Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ABA 332 - Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
    • ABA 145 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Cr: 3)
    • ED 102 - Curriculum Theory and Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ED 201/201L - Foundations of Reading and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ED 207 - Strategies of Teaching Early Childhood Curriculum (Cr: 3)
    • ED 208 - Early Childhood Numeracy (Cr: 3)
    • ED 210 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom (Cr: 3)
    • ED 215 - Creative Arts in the Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms (Cr: 3)
    • ED 230 - The Early Childhood Pedagogy of Reggio Emilia, Italy (Cr: 3)
    • ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ED 290 - Topics In Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 310 - The Power of Play in the Classroom (Cr: 3)
    • ED 325 - Clinical Approaches to Children with Disabilities (Cr: 3)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 340 - Global Consciousness through Children's Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ED 430 - Differentiated Instruction (Cr: 3)

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