Education Minor

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The education minor is designed to assist students to focus on courses that may help them fulfill requirements for entry into UW Tacoma’s Education Program Teacher Certification Program Any course taken for the purpose of fulfilling a Teacher Certification program curriculum requirement or prerequisite must be passed with a 2.7 minimum grade. Students should consult with a program advisor prior to enrolling in classes. The Education minor requires 30 credits:

Education Core (15 credits):

All three courses below:

* 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.

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.

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.