Education (Minor)

Education (Minor)

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What is education?

If you’d like to develop an understanding of the educational process and tools, the education minor is a great way to combine your interest with your major course of study. You’ll learn about the education system and current perspectives in education. In this highly flexible program, you’ll choose electives in areas ranging from teaching methods to language and literacy to special education.

Why study education at UNH?

As a major research university, we place emphasis on hands-on learning and research with faculty, giving you valuable experience that will be relevant both inside and outside the classroom. Community engagement is also central to the mission of the Education Department, resulting in strong collaborative relationships and opportunities with schools and community agencies in the region and internationally. The Community Literacy Center offers resources and engaging programs right on campus. Several outreach programs work in the surrounding communities to increase literacy, offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction and provide special needs services.

Potential career areas

  • Community outreach
  • Curriculum materials development
  • Education coordination
  • Educational software development
  • Guidance counseling
  • Legal advocacy
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Social policy analysis

Department of Education
Morrill Hall
University of New Hampshire
62 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2310
Fax: (603) 862-2174


Curriculum & Requirements

Explore the field of education. Five courses (20 credits) comprise the minor in Education.

A Certification of Completion of Minor form needs to be completed at the beginning of a student’s final undergraduate semester at UNH. Forms are available from the Registrar’s Office or the Department of Education Office.

A minor consists of twenty (20) credits in Education Department courses.

Select five (5) education courses20
Total Credits20

A methods course located in another department may be counted for four (4) of these twenty (20) credits (e.g., ARTS 791 or ARTS 792, ENGL 792, MATH #708, MATH 709, etc.).

No more than eight (8) credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

Courses used in obtaining a minor in special education cannot be used towards a minor in education.

EDUC 500 Exploring Teaching can only be counted once (four credits) towards the minor.

No more than two (2) transferred courses in Education or a closely-related area from another college or university may be used towards a minor in Education. A three-credit (3) course transferred from another school will count for three credits (3) at UNH, not four credits (4).

Explore Program Details

At the beginning of your final semester at UNH, please fill out a completion of minor form and obtain the necessary signatures.

Completion of Minor Form

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