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Education Studies Minor

Learn About Educational Principles & Practices So You Can Apply Them to Your Career.

If you’re majoring in a Liberal Arts degree and want to complement it with education, UMass Boston’s Education Studies Minor is designed for you. Through this program, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of educational principles and practices that you can apply to many different fields and majors, including psychology, sociology, communications, and more.

The curriculum provides a framework where students are well-poised to affect change locally, nationally, and internationally. Our program sets you on a path to becoming a strong societal leader by emphasizing diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Expand Your Studies

How to Apply/Declare

Current Undergraduate Students: Contact the College of Education and Human Development to declare this minor. 

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply for admission to UMass Boston by completing an application. Start by reviewing the first-year and transfer application pages for important information about requirements, deadlines, and application status checks. Use the links below to apply: 

Apply as a First-Year Student

Apply as a Transfer Student


200-Level Courses (9 Credits)

  • EDC U 220 - Human Development for Educators 3 Credit(s)
  • EDC U 230 - Introduction to Special Education and Inclusion 3 Credit(s)
  • EDC U 241 - Introduction to Urban Education 3 Credit(s)

Note: Students may replace EDC U 241 with EDC U 406 - Sociocultural Perspectives: Building School, Family & Community Relationships 3 Credit(s)

300-Level Courses (3 Credits)

  • EDC U 310 - Technology & Education 3 Credit(s)

400-Level Courses (6 Credits)

  • EDC U 424 - Fostering Equitable and Affirming Learning Environments 3 Credit(s)
  • EDC U 460 - Designing Curriculum and Instruction Strategies 3 Credit(s)

Completion Requirements

Complete 18 credits from six courses, including two (or three) 200-level courses, one 300-level course, and three (or two) 400-level courses.

Declared major: Students in the minor must have a declared major in the liberal arts.
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.
Residency: EDC U 310, EDC U 424, and EDC U 460 must be completed at UMass Boston.


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