Education Majors and Minors Policy
Students who declare a major in Elementary Education, Special Education, or LAIS may not declare the following minors due to too much curricular overlap. Students pursuing the BA/MAT may take graduate-level equivalents for some of these courses (see above). Students pursuing licensure in any of these areas will have additional requirements as set forth by the Virginia Department of Education. A minor in Education does not meet the requirements for a Virginia teaching license. Students interested in pursuing licensure should arrange to meet with an education advisor to go over the speciﬁc licensure requirements. For additional information on undergraduate minors, please see the Academic Procedures section of the undergraduate catalog.
Requirements for the Art Education Minor
Must major in studio art; emphasis in one area of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, or extended media.
Requirements for the Elementary Education Minor
Any major other than Elementary Education, Special Education or LAIS. If planning to pursue a teaching endorsement in elementary education and are choosing this minor then one must major in History, Political Science, Economics, English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Requirements for the Music Education Minor
Must major in music or performing arts with music concentration.
ED 112 (Practicum in Education) is strongly recommended.
Requirements for the Special Education Minor
Any major other than Elementary Education, Special Education or LAIS; a psychology major or minor is recommended, but not required.
Requirements for the English Education Minor, Math Education Minor, Science Education Minor, History & Social Science Education Minor
English Education (18 s.h.): must major or co-minor in English
History & Social Science Education (18 s.h.): must major or co-minor in one of the following: History, American Studies, Political Science, or Economics.
Math Education (21 s.h.): must major or co-minor in Math
- Additional required course: ED 238
Science Education (21 s.h.): must major or co-minor in one of the following Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
- Additional required course: ED 230