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Noncertification Minor in Education as a Social Science
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Education 300 Noncertification Minor in Education as a Social Science  

Noncertification Minor in Education as a Social Science

Education as a social science minor is designed for students interested in investigating learning and teaching in a broad range of human contexts. This minor takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of educative practices and is premised on several key assumptions:

  • Learning and teaching are fundamental human and cultural processes.
  • Education is intimately bound up with social, cultural, economic, and political systems.
  • Reflection and inquiry are powerful tools for exploring teaching and learning in all human contexts.

Through a minor in education, students will examine each of these assumptions by investigating educative practices in and outside of formal settings. There are many ways in which a student can complete the minor. 

1.       Educational Policy and Social Justice. This concentration will permit students to focus on issues related to the history of American education, race and American schools, and queer issues in schools.

2.       Creativity and Play. This concentration will permit students to focus on creativity and imagination in professional settings, the arts and the young child, and the role of play in education.

3.       Global Education. This concentration will provide students with grounding in the areas of global education, issues of migration and education, and comparative education across countries.

4.       Exceptional Learners. This concentration provides students with knowledge of both gifted education and education for students with learning disabilities.

5.       Digital Learning. This concentration will permit students to learn about education and computers, digital games and learning, and other topics related to learning in digital learning environments.

6.       Community Studies and Civic Engagement. This concentration is for students interested in educational leadership in informal learning settings, such as museums and community organizations.

7.       General Studies. This concentration will allow students to take a menu of courses in education tailored to ones own interests; this concentration is also appropriate for students in our five-year urban teacher education program.

 See the GSE website and Degree Navigator for more information.


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