The College of Education offers many opportunities for students to pursue certificates and minors.
Minor– A minor is part of a degree program in an approved secondary discipline or field outside the major. It requires fewer hours than a major and is awarded only if approved by both the major and minor department and/or college. A minor must be completed in conjunction with the degree a student is pursuing, and a student may not pursue a minor after a degree has been conferred. A completed minor is shown on a student’s transcript, but not on the diploma.
A minor must be comprised of 15-21 semester hours of coursework specified by the department.
Certificate– A certificate is a structured set of courses within a major or professional focus that provides recognition of course completion in an applied area of focus. Post-baccalaureate certificates require a bachelor’s degree. Students do not have to be enrolled in the degree program (non-degree seeking) for many post-baccalaureate certificates, but courses may be used to complete a master’s degree program. Certificates may be at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level.
A certificate must be comprised of 15-21 semester hours of coursework specified by the department.
Certificates at the Graduate Level
- College Teaching
- Instructional Technology
- Qualitative Research
- Quantitative Research
- Social and Cultural Studies
Certificates at the Undergraduate Level
Minors at the Undergraduate Level