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Minor in Education

For Non-School of Education Majors

Offered through the School of Education, the Education minor trains you to impact lives through learning methods of effective teaching strategies and communication skills. You'll take classes in educational theory, curriculum and instruction, and in other specialized areas including reading and adolescent development.

The Education minor is a great choice if you're planning to work with young people in your chosen career, or even if you just want to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of others.

Education at CCU

Through the emphasis placed on the integration of faith and learning in your academic major and education minor classes, you'll be given the opportunity to reflect upon and practice your role as a Christian in your area of discipline and in society. Regardless of your major, the education minor will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to enhance your professional and interpersonal skill set. You'll be equipped to lead, instruct, mentor, coach, and interact with middle or high school-aged young people. Students have the option to complete 18 credits for the minor or 12 credits for an education specialization.

What can you do with a minor in education?

The Education Minor, which does not lead to teacher licensure, is available to a wide range of majors on campus, including, but not limited to: youth ministry, business, psychology, and secondary education students who have made a career change decision. This option is beneficial for CCU students who plan to work in settings where they will interact, counsel, lead, coach, or instruct young people, either in a vocation or avocation.

Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Adolescent Development and Culture
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Educational Child Psychology and Development

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About the School of Education

At CCU, we're training the next generation of teachers, for both public schools and private Christian schools. The Christ-centered educational model in our School of Education is unique among education schools in Colorado, training graduates who are not only outstanding educators, but also respected members of the community.

The School of Education offers a variety of academic programs ranging from Elementary and Secondary Education to Classical Education and Special Education. You will be taught and mentored by exceptional faculty who have all been licensed as teachers or administrators in Colorado. They know what it's like to be in classrooms and are committed to helping you succeed. You will get your first field experience during your freshman year, working with students in local elementary, middle, and high schools under the supervision of exemplary teachers to gain expert experience.

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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has ranked both the elementary and secondary education programs in CCU's School of Education as the top education programs in the State of Colorado, and in the 98th percentile of all education programs, nationwide.

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