The Minor in Education is designed for Temple University undergraduate students who have either a professional or personal interest in education, urban schools, or children but are majoring in another discipline. The Education minor provides undergraduate students with broad, foundational knowledge about the state of education, adolescent development, and community and school relationships. Students whose research interests are content-based, such as political science, history, and geography and urban studies, but have connections to education will benefit from exposure to schools through field placements and education theory. This minor is also ideal for students who plan to enter occupations in fields such as policy, counseling, and child psychology, which have connections to education. Finally, this minor is an opportunity for students to investigate careers in education. Through coursework and field experiences students will be interacting with education majors and working in schools, thus providing them with a sample of some of the work that pre-service teachers do. This carefully designed sequence of courses includes field experiences such as tutoring, observations in after school programs, and work in community centers to support in-class learning.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Undergraduate Advising, College of Education and Human Development

Tim Fukawa-Connelly, Program Coordinator


This minor consists of 18 credits. Students must take the following six courses:

EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators3
ECED 4106The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships3
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities3
EDUC 4091Capstone Project: Minor in Education3
Total Credit Hours18