Minor in Education

For more information regarding the minor, please see the Minor in Education web page

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the Minor in Education if they meet the minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00 at the time of application. To declare the minor, students need to complete and turn in an intent to minor form to an undergraduate advisor in the College of Education. Students may submit the required paperwork to declare their intent to minor in Education at any time prior to taking the final capstone course. 

Requirements for the Minor

Students who wish to earn the Minor in Education must complete a minimum of 12 hours of course work in the College of Education, with at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above. A GPA of 2.00/4.00 is required in courses taken toward the minor. 

This minor is available to students throughout the university. However, College of Education students, and students in other colleges who are pursing teacher licensure endorsements as part of their degree, are not permitted to count course work towards both their major and the minor. A course that is required for a major, a degree, or teacher licensure requirements cannot count towards the minor. This includes the following undergraduate degrees: BA in Urban Education, BA in Human Development and Learning, BFA in Art Education, BA in the Teaching of English, BA in the Teaching of History, BS in the Teaching of Mathematics, BA in the Teaching of French, BA in the Teaching of German, BA in the Teaching of Spanish

Required Course
ED 410Capstone Inquiry on Critical Issues in Education (With approval, students may substitute ED 396) a3
Elective Courses b
Select three elective courses across the college that reflect interdisciplinary breadth. Students are encouraged to choose electives that are integrated around core themes such as The Art of Teaching and Learning, 21st Century Literacies, Out-of-School Learning, and Equity and Inclusion. Students may also construct their own minor in consultation with a student services advisor.9
Total Hours12

Students should take the capstone course after completing the other requirements for the minor or concurrently with their last minor course.


See the Minor in Education website, the Minor in Education Advising Guide, or a College of Education advisor for more information. For courses that require approval from the College of Education or consent of instructor, please contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least one half of the course work required for the minor field in enrollment residence at the University of Illinois Chicago.