The 15-hour minor in Instructional Practices in the College of Education will provide students foundational knowledge and skills in pedagogy and awareness of public school activities. This minor may be of interest to students who have existing strengths in content areas and want to develop and extend their interests and potential talents in the teaching profession. A minor in Instructional Practices can be obtained with the successful completion of five of the seven undergraduate education courses listed for this minor, totaling 15 semester credit hours; where TCED 1301 is required and the other four courses are self-selected by the students but at least three courses (for nine semester credit hours) must be taken at 3000/4000 level. There are no prerequisites for courses in the minor in Instructional Practices. The following courses support an undergraduate candidate’s interest in potentially pursuing a teaching career in the future. Specifically, this would align with a candidate pursuing a humanities degree with a focus on social sciences, history or literature, as well as candidates in the sciences or mathematics fields of study. Their content area expertise makes them strong teacher candidates if they chose to pursue this career in the future.
Required courses in the minor (15 hours)
In addition to TCED 1301, complete 4 of the remaining courses listed. At least 3 of the courses selected must be at the 3000/4000 level.