Department of Teaching and Learning

Minors in Education

Teacher Education Minor

Explore a career in education. In this 14-16-credit minor, you will complete coursework that introduces you to the study of education and human development, from early childhood through adolescence. You'll be prepared for further study toward a career as a classroom teacher or in related fields such as psychology, advocacy, or social work. This minor is open to all NYU students, except majors in teacher education.

This minor does not qualify you for initial teacher certification. If you are interested in becoming a fully certified classroom teacher, consider one of our undergraduate or master’s programs in teacher education.

Effective Fall 2012, students may no longer declare the General Education Minor or any of the Secondary Education Minors. If you have already declared one of these minors, you can visit our archived website for information on those minors, including course requirements.

What you'll learn

See the curriculum and course requirements for this minor.

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Curriculum

Required Courses (8 credits total)

Required courses introduce you to the study of education and human development from early childhood through adolescence.

A. Introduction to Education (4 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

Pts

TCHL-UE.1

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I

4

HSED-UE.1005 / EDST-UE.10

Introduction to Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

4

B. Human Development (4 credits)

APSY-UE.0020

Human Development I

2

Plus choose one additional Human Development II course:

 

APSY-UE.0021

Human Development II: Application for Early Childhood Educators

2

APSY-UE.0022

Human Development II: Application for Childhood Educators

2

APSY-UE.0023

Human Development II: Early Adolescencts and Adolescents

2

Restricted Electives (Select 6-8 credits from below, by advisement)

Through elective courses, you may explore teacher education more generally, focus on a content area related to their undergraduate major (e.g. English, Dramatic Literature or Theatre majors may choose to select courses from English and Literacy Education), or examine issues related to educating children with special needs.

General Education

SOED-UE.1015

Education as a Social Institution

3

TCHL-UE.1030

 Language Acquisition and Literacy Education in a Multilingual and Multicultural Context

4

SPCED-UE.0083

Foundations of Special Education

3

English and Literacy Education

TCHL-UE.1020

Integrating History and Literature with Adolescents

4

ENGED-UE.0071

Literature as Exploration

4

ENGED-UE.0193

The Reading of Poetry

4

ENGED-UE.1600

Integrating Reading and Writing with Adolescents I

4

Foreign Language and TESOL

LANED-GE.2201

Second Language Classroom: Elementary and Secondary Schools

4

FLGED-UE.1999

Teaching Foreign Languages: Theory and Practice

4

TCHL-UE.1030

Language Acquisition and Literacy Education in a Multilingual and Multicultural Context

4

Mathematics Education

MTHED-UE.1041

The Teaching of Rational Numbers in Grades 5-12

3

MTHED-UE.1043

Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (requires school observations)

3

MTHED-UE.1045

The Teaching of Algebra & Trigonometry in Grades 7-12

3

MTHED-UE.1046

The Teaching of Geometry in Grades 7-12

3

Science Education

SCIED-UE.1050

Using NYC Nonformal Science Resources to Teach Science

3

SCIED-UE.210

Science in the Community

4

Social Studies Education

SOCED-UE.1800

Global History, Geography and the Social Studies

4

SOCED-UE.1135

Current Trends and Problems in Secondary Social Studies Education

4

SOCED-UE.1073

Key Debates in U.S. History

4

Special Education

SPCED-UE.0083

Foundations of Special Education

3

SPCED-UE.1010

Principles and Practices for Teaching Students With Severe/Profound Disabilities (prereq: SPCED-UE 0083 Foundations of Special Education)

3