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Minor in Education

Drexel University School of Education


At Drexel University, we know that good teachers come from a variety of educational backgrounds. The minor in education degree program, offered by the School of Education, allows non-education majors to work toward teacher certification or prepare for careers in private-sector education (such as corporate training or human resource development). Though the minor in education option does not lead to teacher certification by itself, it provides a solid foundation in educational theory.

Drexel students who are interested should contact their undergraduate academic advisors or the School of Education at 215-895-6770.

What Will I Learn in The Minor in Education Program?

Students who choose to minor in education will gain the practical knowledge and a general understanding of the field of education. Students will learn the art and science behind teaching and learning. The program is designed for students with a strong interest in teaching. However, students will not necessarily obtain to teacher certification. Additional courses and field experiences may be required for those students who would like to become certified teachers.

Education Minor Requirements

The Minor in Education degree program is 24 credits and includes a field observation component. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in any of Drexel University's schools and colleges. Students must also pass the required writing intensive course. For course descriptions and requirements, please see the Drexel University Online Course Catalog. Transfer credits may be accepted pending review and approval by the School of Education.

What Can You Do With A Minor In Education?

Students who earn a Minor in Education will not automatically earn teaching certification, however the classes offered in the education minor program are part of the requirements needed to earn certification should the student choose to do so. If a student obtains teaching certification, they may be eligible to teach elementary or secondary school students in their chosen subject area.

Further Your Education With Drexel University

Continue your education and enhance your skill set by adding a Minor in Education to your degree program. To learn more, contact your academic advisor or the School of Education at 215-895-6770.