Education and Community Engagement minor (effective winter 2018)

The Education and Community Engagement minor is effective winter 2018.

The Education and Community Engagement Minor is intended for students interested in understanding the purpose and impact of education across global communities. Candidates for the minor examine the role of multiple forms of education, the impact of education on a range of societal inequalities, and the sociopolitical forces of race, class, gender, sexuality, culture, language, and immigration within a human rights framework. Students choose from a range of multidisciplinary courses that focus on applied education, including the context of K-12 schooling and higher education, employment preparation, and knowledge and socio-emotional well-being development that often occurs in partnership with multiple communities. The minor is intended to support those interested in a wide array of educational contexts, including schools, community organizations and advocacy efforts, museum education, youth leadership organizations, after school programming, nonprofit and community based organizations, and other applied educational contexts outside of schools.

Completing the Education and Community Engagement minor will help you understand the purpose and impact of education across global communities. In this program, you will:

  • Develop integrative perspectives on educational issues
  • Examine various structural inequities across communities
  • Identify tangible examples and components of education within communities
  • Hands-on experience in non-classroom based educational settings
  • Analyze community cultural wealth models, including learning about how various communities approach education
  • Examine various models of community learning and teaching
  • Analyze local and historical impacts of community education efforts

The Education and Community Engagement minor will help you understand the purpose and impact of education across global communities. If you are considering the Master of Education for Practicing Educations Program after you complete your bachelor's degree at UW Tacoma, see the School of Education web page for more information on graduate programs in Education.

For questions about the Education and Community Engagement minor, please contact Education and Community Engagement minor coordinator Dr. Tony Perone, Lecturer. If you are interested in exploring education within formal learning environments/schools, please check the Education minor webpage.

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MINOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS

All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Please see an advisor to discuss details.

The Education minor consists of 30 credits.

Education minor core courses (10 Credits):

Additional Requirements (20 credits):

  • Two courses from List A: Diversity elective list.
  • One course from List B: Social Emotional Well-Being in Schools and Society elective list.
  • One course from any of the elective lists (List A, List B or List C).

List A: Approved Diversity Course Electives (must take two courses from this list). This elective requirement exposes students to foundations in equity and justice in relation to education, society, and knowledge.

*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 UW Tacoma's Teacher Certification Program, TEDUC 520 and TEDUC 501, respectively. NOTE: If not taken as part of the Education and Community Engagement minor, TEDUC 471 and TEDUC 482 (same restrictions as above) will still count as equivalent courses for TEDUC 520 and TEDUC 501.

List B: Social Emotional Well-Being in Schools and Society Electives (must take one course from this list). This elective requirement exposes students to psychological tenets, mental health and wellness, identity, and mindfulness in relation to learning. Approved Diversity courses (indicated by a ‘D’) fulfill the previous course requirement list.

List C: Additional Approved Minor Course Electives (may take up to one course from this list or take another course from List A or List B).

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

Education and Community Engagement minor coordinator

Dr. Tony Perone

To request changes to this page, please contact Kelly Kledzik at kellyk6@uw.edu.