The program curriculum in Oregon State’s education minor features courses in STEM education, counseling, formal K-20 learning and dual-language learning. The selection of courses will give you an overview of key topics and career paths in the field of education.

For curriculum details on this 27-credit program, please visit OSU’s academic catalog.



Focus areas and sample course topics:

  • Adult and higher education

  • Counseling

  • K-12 education

  • STEM education

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) education

Core Courses (9 credits) - required:

1. *ED 216 Purpose, Structure & Function of Education in a Democracy (3) 

Bacc Core: Perspectives - Difference, Power and Discrimination (CPDP)

2. *ED 219 Social Justice, Civil Rights and Multiculturalism in Education (3)

Bacc Core: Perspectives - Difference, Power and Discrimination (CPDP)

3. ED 253 Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (ED 253 will be waived for completion of the series: HDFS 311, HDFS 313 and HDFS 314)

Elective Courses - 18 credits

For details about approved elective courses, refer to MyDegrees and the OSU catalog.