Minor in Education

The Education minor at Boston University is an opportunity for undergraduate students across the university to explore an interest in teaching and in the educational system that form the basis of PreK – 12 education. This minor offers courses that introduce students to the teaching profession, the sociocultural context of education, educational policy, and other essential topics pertaining to education.

Students completing the minor will develop an understanding of the issues impacting teachers, students, and educational institutions. The minor does not lead to licensure as a teacher, though we encourage students who complete the minor and want to pursue a profession in teaching or education at the graduate level to consider our many Master’s Programs.

Our program introduces students to the context, practices, and challenges of working with diverse populations in the classroom, while offering a new perspective on the field of education through a study of theory, pedagogy, and context. The Education minor requires the completion of five core courses (16 credits) and 2-4 elective courses (8 credits).

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin. For more information, please contact Undergraduate Student Services at 617-353-3177 or sedstdt@bu.edu. Students intending to declare a minor must declare the minor through their current BU school or college advising or records office. Students in Wheelock must do so by completing this form: Application for a Minor.