Education minor

Completing the Education minor will help you understand the role and responsibilities of classroom teachers and career opportunities in educational settings. In this program, you will:

  • Develop broad perspectives on educational issues in today's world
  • Work closely with professors, teachers and others interested in education and schooling
  • Get hands-on experience in a public classroom setting
  • Prepare for graduate and or teacher certification programs in education

For questions about the Education minor, please contact Education minor coordinator Dr. Tony Perone, Lecturer.


All minors must be completed with a 2.7 minor GPA. Please see an advisor to discuss details.

The Education minor consists of 30 credits.

Education minor core courses (15 Credits)

All three courses below are required:

* TEDUC 471 and TEDUC 482 (2.7 grade or higher and must have been taken in academic year 2012-2013, or later, to qualify) will count as equivalent courses for two of the courses within our Teacher Certification Program, TEDUC 520 and TEDUC 501, respectively. NOTE: If not taken as part of the Education minor, TEDUC 471 and TEDUC 482 (same restrictions as above) will still count as equivalent courses for TEDUC 520 and TEDUC 501.

** TEDUC 490 will fulfill 40 hours of documented experience in a public school classroom, which is an admission requirement for our Teacher Certification Program.

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Two (2) writing-intensive courses (10 credits)

e.g. English Composition and Literature (or other writing-intensive course) ***

*** These courses will fulfill K-8 Teacher Certification Program prerequisite coursework (see program website for Secondary prerequisite coursework.) Must be 2.7 grade or higher.

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One developmental psychology course (5 credits)

Select one of the following courses (or equivalent transfer course) to fulfill the Developmental psychology coursework for the K-8 with English Language Learners (ELL) Certification or K-8 with K-12 Special Education Certification:

Course must be completed with a 2.7 grade or higher.

Select this course to fulfill the Developmental psychology coursework for the Secondary Math or Science Certification.

Course must be completed with a 2.7 grade or higher.

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Work with us toward becoming a teacher

Pathway to becoming a teacher

Students completing this minor are encouraged to apply to one of UW Tacoma's Teacher Certification Program/Master of Education degrees offered:

Who do I contact?

  • Questions about the Education Minor, please contact Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Education Minor Coordinator Dr. Tony Perone, Lecturer
  • Declare an Education Minor, contact your undergraduate advisor in the Academic Advising Center.
  • For information about Teacher Certification programs, it is highly recommended you attend an Information Session held by the School of Education, Pre-admission Advisor, Carla Van Rossum

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Education minor coordinator

Dr. Tony Perone

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