Education (Minor)

Education (Minor)

education minor

Explore teaching models, educational psychology and alternative perspectives on the nature of education by pursuing a minor in education

What is education? 

If you’d like to develop an understanding of the educational process and tools, but do not plan to pursue a certificate to teach in public schools, the education minor is a great way combine your interest with another course of study. You’ll learn about the education system and current perspectives in education, then choose electives in areas ranging from teaching methods to language and literacy to special education.  

Why study education at UNH Manchester? 

UNH Manchester places emphasis on hands-on learning and research with faculty, giving you valuable experience that will be relevant both inside and outside the classroom. Our faculty are not only master teachers, but thoughtful advisors and mentors to those who see themselves as educators. They offer a diverse spectrum of expertise — from Shakespeare to Digital Creative Writing, from Irish Literature to deep knowledge of standards-based literacy education. Through this minor, you’ll learn the foundational knowledge and skills for success in education.

Potential career areas 

  • Community outreach  
  • Curriculum materials development  
  • Education coordination  
  • Educational software development  
  • Guidance counseling  
  • Legal advocacy  
  • Psychology  
  • Social work  
  • Social policy analysis  


Curriculum & Requirements

Five courses (20 credits) comprise the minor in Education. A Certification of Completion of Minor form needs to be completed at the beginning of a student’s final undergraduate semester at UNH.

A minor in Education consists of 20 credits in Education Department courses.  A methods course located in another department may be counted for four of these 20 credits, e.g., ARTS 791 Art Education (Elementary) or ARTS 792 Art Education (Secondary), ENGL 792 Teaching Literature and Literacy, MATH #708 Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-8, MATH 709 Teaching of Mathematics in Grades 6-12.

No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

Courses used in obtaining a minor in Special Education cannot be used towards a minor in Education.

EDUC 500 Exploring Teaching can only be counted once (four credits) towards the minor.

No more than two transferred courses in education or a closely-related area from another college or university may be used towards a minor in Education. A three-credit course transferred from another school will count for three credits at UNH, not four credits.

For more information, contact Christine Wolczko, Administrative Coordinator, at