Minor in Education

A minor in education requires four courses:

  • Education 1101: Contemporary American Education
  • Three courses at the 2000-level or above, except Education 2251: Teaching Writing.
  • Students may count up to one intermediate or advanced independent study toward the minor.
  • With departmental approval, one study away course or course that is not cross-listed with the Department of Education may be used to fulfill the minor requirements.

Additional Information:

  • Students should be aware that Education 3301: Teaching and Learning, and Education 3302: Curriculum Development, have “content area” prerequisite courses that are taken outside of the education department. Prior to enrolling in Education 3301/3302, students should have the following number of courses in their content area:
    • Social Studies:  Three courses in history, and one additional course in government, anthropology, economics, sociology or psychology.
    • English:  Four courses in English
    • Mathematics:  Four courses in mathematics
    • World Languages:  Four courses in a language
    • Life Science:  Four courses in biology
    • Physical Science:  Three courses in one of the following - EOS, chemistry or physics, and one course in one of the other departments.
  • Students interested in the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars teacher certification program may complete the program’s four prerequisite courses in the context of the coordinate major or the minor, or they may choose to do so outside of either the coordinate major or the minor.
  • Courses that count toward the coordinate major or minor must be taken for regular letter grades.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in order to have a course count toward the coordinate major or minor.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisite courses.