The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the following minors to its students:
The minor in Early Childhood Education provides experiences to prepare students to enable the Per-K through Grade 3 child to develop effectively through successful cognitive and experience-based activities. Practical application of theories and principles of learning are provided through field experiences. Students electing to minor in Early Childhood Education must complete 21 hours in the program with a grade of "C" or higher.
The minor in Elementary Education provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and understandings for effectively guiding students in grades 1-8. Practical application of theories and principles of learning are provided through field experiences. Students electing to minor in Elementary Education must complete, with a grade of "C" or higher, 21 hours in the major program.
The minor in Reading Education is designed to provide the participant with knowledge and skills in the best research supported practices for the teaching of reading at all levels. The minor is guided by the regulations of the Maryland State Department of Education and the standards from the International Reading Association. The course descriptions for the required courses follow. Practicum experiences are required.