Education and Community Engagement Minor

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Education and Community Engagement Minor

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

Questions about the Education and Community Engagement Minor?

Questions about the Education Minors, please email Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Education Minor Coordinator Dr. Tony Perone, Lecturer

How to Declare the Education and Community Engagement Minor

Declare an Education Minor, contact your undergraduate advisor in the Academic Advising Center.