Education Specialties, Minor
The Education Specialties Minor has been developed to include a variety of education courses available to students in all degree programs. The current offerings include education courses in technology, gifted, special education, and English as a second language.
Education majors may take the courses in order to add an endorsement in ESL, Reading, or Gifted Education or certification in Special Education. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission allows the issuance of endorsements to recognize additional expertise.
The minor will also be available to students in other degree programs as well. Students from diverse programs such as English, psychology, and sociology will benefit from the opportunity to take the classes.
The courses do not follow a sequence, so students may take the classes in any order. Any undergraduate student may choose this minor. Students will declare the minor through the Duck. If education students wish to take the classes for an endorsement or additional certification, they must complete an application, the Intent to Seek an Endorsement form and submit it to the Department of Teacher Education before they will be allowed to take upper division course work.
|EDUC 2130||Exploring Learning & Teaching||3|
|Choose four from the following:||12|
|Invest. Critical/Contem. Issue|
|Instructional Tech for Teacher|
|Individual & Class Management|
|ELL Principles and Strategies|
|Cultural Perspectives for ESL|
|Applied Linguistics for ESL|
|Characteristics Gifted Learner|
|Special Topics in Education|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
- At least 3 upper division (3000/4000 Grades) courses must be completed at Clayton State University to fulfill residency requirements.
- This minor does not, in itself, lead to certification. Students must be enrolled in an education program to obtain a teaching certificate.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- Courses used to fulfill area A-E in core curriculum cannot be applied to the minor.