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Education Minor

College of Education, Health, and Human Services 304 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2862
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: http://www.ehhs.kent.edu

The Education minor allows students pursuing a traditional liberal arts degree to prepare for public school teaching. The minor provides the professional coursework necessary for graduates to seek a teaching licensure.

EDUCATION MINOR REQUIREMENTS (42 credits)   
Course    Title    Credits   
CI    47330    Reading and Writing in Adolescence1    3   
CULT    29535    Education in a Democratic Society    3   
EPSY    29525    Educational Psychology    3   
ITEC    19525    Educational Technology    3   
SPED    23000    Introduction to Exceptionalities    3   
XXXX    42357    Secondary Student Teaching2    9   
XXXX    49525    Inquiry into Professional Practice3
course in the student s major area    3   
Methods courses in the student s major area4    6   
Area-specific courses (cohort seminars)5    9   
TOTAL    42   

1 Students in technology education meet this requirement through TECH 13580, Engineering Graphics I (3) and TECH 23581, Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics (3)

2 Students in foreign languages take MCLS 40657 Student Teaching. Students in TESL take ENG 41009 Student Teaching (9). Students in art education take ARTE 41557 Art Education: Student Teaching and Practicum. Students in music education take MUS 42357 Student Teaching and Seminar. Students in technology education take TECH 46031 Student Teaching. Students in dance education take DAN 47525 Student Teaching.

3 Students in foreign languages take MCLS 40525 Inquiry into Professional Practice. Students in TESL take ENG 41525 Inquiry into Professional Practice (3). Students in art education take ARTE 41525 Art Education: Inquiry into Professional Practice (3). Students in dance education take PEP 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice in Physical Education (3). Students in technology education take TECH 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice (3).

4 Students in TESL take ENG 31007 TESL Pedagogy I (3) and ENG 41002 Computers in Second Language Teaching (3). Students in foreign languages meet this requirement through coursework MCLS 30660 Orientation to Second Language Pedagogy (3) and MCLS 40660 Methods in Teaching Foreign Language (3). Students in technology education take TECH 41001 Methods in Technology Education (3) and TECH 41052 Technology Education for Elementary School (3).

5 Students in foreign languages take the following courses:
MCLS 40420 Foreign Languages and Culture Studies (3)
MCLS 40654 Computers in Second Language Teaching (3)
PSYC 30445 Cognitive Psychology (3) or 40461 Psychology of Language (3)
Students in TESL take the following courses:

ENG 41192 ESL/EFL Practicum (3)
Two of the following (6):

ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents (3)
CULT 49570 Social Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)
MCED 40005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading (3)

Note: PSYC 11762 is a prerequisite for professional requirements and may be used to meet the Kent Core social sciences category.

Those pursuing an education minor must satisfy the professional requirements and be admitted to advanced study prior to student teaching.

A cumulative 2.50 GPA (2.75 for art education majors) and a 2.75 major GPA with no grade lower than a C are required for student teaching, graduation and licensure. All courses in the minor must be completed with a minimum C (2.00) grade.

The preceding sequence may be slightly different depending upon the actual major. Contact an academic advisor in 304 White Hall for additional information and declaration of the minor.


The education minor is restricted to certain programs. The following are majors for which teacher licensure may be obtained by combining the major with a minor in education:

College of the Arts

Art Education-professional education courses are built into the major.

Music Education-professional education courses are built into the major.

College of Arts and Sciences

The minor in education is intended to allow students pursuing a traditional liberal arts degree to prepare for public school teaching. It is available only to students in those areas where the state of Ohio issues teaching licenses. The minor provides the professional coursework necessary for licensure.

Eligibility and Admission
The education minor is open to students pursuing a B.A./B.S. degree who are majoring in a teaching field such as American Sign Language, biology, earth science, French, German, Latin, mathematics, Russian, Spanish or teaching English as a second language. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services does not offer single licenses in English or individual social science areas (economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology); however, students majoring in one of those disciplines may be able to pursue licensure in the field of language arts or social studies. Students interested in a Social Studies license or Integrated Language Arts license should consult the College of Education, Health, and Human Services about that possibility.

It should be noted that in many instances the combination of requirements for the education minor and for the field of concentration in the B.A. or B.S. degree program may total more than the 121 semester hours required for graduation. In such cases, students should expect to complete more than 121 hours.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Physical Education-professional education courses are built into the major.

College of Technology

Technology Education
Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Technology with the technology education concentration provides licensure to teach technology to grades four-12

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