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.
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 Educators 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. If you are considering the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, see the Masters in Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences webpage to learn about their graduate program.
EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MINOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS
All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Students may transfer in a maximum of two courses towards the minor. Please see an advisor to discuss details.
The Education and Community Engagement minor consists of 30 credits.
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 the 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.