Minor in Education

Build a rewarding career that is centered on providing educational experiences in diverse settings and workplace training in your chosen field by earning an undergraduate minor in education from Oregon State University.

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Offered by OSU's College of Education, this program will help you learn how to facilitate learning in social, cultural, environmental and personal contexts. It is designed for non-education majors and provides prerequisite knowledge to pursue graduate work in education and related fields.

The education minor is not part of a licensure program and does not result in a teaching or counseling license.

The Education Minor is predominantly Ecampus. Some classes are in-person, but many of the electives are only offered online.

Gain skills that can be applied to any career

Even if you don’t plan on becoming a classroom teacher in a traditional school setting, pursuing your minor in education will provide you with the knowledge to propel your career in a variety of fields. The education minor can help a public health student more effectively promote healthy behaviors, and it could help a natural resources graduate find work as an environmental educator.

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Review the information on this website for details about the Education minor program. Prospective students who would like to declare the minor, can complete the Education Minor Declaration Form. For general questions about the minor, start by meeting with a peer advisor

Students who have already declared the minor and have questions about the minor requirements can contact Thomas Shelly at [email protected].

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Financial Support

Over 40 scholarships just for College of Education students.

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Advising and Peer Support

We support the whole student, connecting you to resources for life and school.

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Dedicated Faculty and Small Class Sizes

You will receive high levels of mentorships and caring faculty throughout your education experience.

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We have lots of opportunities for degrees, support for undergraduate students and our flexibility is second-to-none. We love our undergraduates.


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Gain the skills and experience you need for a successful career in elementary education. Our program focuses on research-based and classroom-tested instructional methods and strategies, child development, emerging technologies, the multicultural classroom, and mastering elementary education content. The four years you spend with us includes a year-long practicum and student teaching field placement. Plus, we'll help you obtain your teaching license so you can start working upon graduation!

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Education Degree for Secondary Teaching - BA, BS

Become a middle school or high school teacher with our bachelor’s degree in Education with a specialized content area. Dual majors or double degrees that align with the content area are encouraged. Take classes with expert faculty who have teaching experience in K-12 classrooms. Highly trained supervisors in your content area work closely with you as you complete your year-long student teaching experience. After completion of the program, you will graduate with a teaching license that is reciprocal in most other states.

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Working online for education minor

Minor in Education

Build a rewarding career that is centered on providing educational experiences in diverse settings and workplace training in your chosen field by earning an undergraduate minor in education from Oregon State University.

View Program

The education minor had smaller classes with an emphasis on group work and getting to know one another.
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OSU botany major and education minor

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