The Minor in Education is ideal for all Pace undergraduate students, from all colleges and schools in the university, who have an interest in understanding schooling and the forces that reshape education yet, do not wish to pursue a career in teaching.
The Education Minor consists of 15 credits, with one required course and four electives. The required course, TCH 201 Understanding Schools, introduces students to the historical, philosophical, legal, and social influences associated with schooling. The elective courses examine broad issues affecting education, schools, teaching, adolescent, and children’s learning. Ideas and practices are presented through the lens of schooling and can be applied broadly to educational contexts in a variety of fields. Some electives include:
TCH 203 Understanding Development: Childhood and Adolescence in Context
TCH 301 Understanding Learning Environments
TCH 306 Creating Developmentally Appropriate Learning Experiences and Learning Environments in Early Childhood
TCH 307 Early Childhood Arts, Humanities, Music, and Play: Processes and Practices
TCH 351 Foundations of Bilingual Education
TCH 475 Introduction to Special Education
There is an opportunity for students to travel abroad as a travel elective with one of our faculty-led courses to Italy or Ecuador. Here, students will examine social, economic, and cultural forces influencing educational practice.
With a minor in Education, there exists many opportunities for career enhancement. Many education-related professions, such as those in public policy planning, quality assurance, nursing, business, technology, in both public and private sector agencies, seek employees with strong backgrounds in education.
The Pace SOE Advantage
We help our candidates build on their desire to change lives by supporting their commitment to learning, and advancing their skills and knowledge to be an adaptable, exceptional educational leader.
Our faculty are nationally and internationally renown for active engagement in professional research activities.
Our courses incorporate practice and fieldwork elements that make the issues and theories come alive.
95% of our 2018 graduates (undergraduate and graduate) were employed within one year of graduation.