Our students are committed to transforming lives, educating learners of all ability levels, and reaching students at a young age to set them on a pathway to success.

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Students in our Education minor are constant innovators, dedicated researchers, and promoters of social justice.

With a focus on evidence-based best practices, this minor provides the skills you need to meet the needs of all students in your classroom.

Required courses

(four credits per course; 20 credits total)

  • *EDUC 156 Schools in an Era of Change (freshman or sophomore year)
  • *GEDUC 460 Teaching Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (junior year)

Three of the following courses:

  • *GEDUC 461 Social Studies, Science, and the Arts in the Elementary Classroom
  • *GEDUC 464 Reading and Language Arts for the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom
  • *GEDUC 467 Math for the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom
  • * SPND 446 Learners with Special Needs (or other approved special education course)

* includes fieldwork.

Required courses

(20 credits total; four credits per course, unless otherwise noted )

  • EDUC 156 Schools in an Era of Change
  • RDG 410 Multisensory Structured Language Strategies for Reading
  • SPND 422 Differentiating Educational Strategies Using Technology Across the Curriculum
  • SPND 444 Special Education Law (2 credits)
  • SPND 445 IEP Development (2 credits)
  • SPND 446 Learners with Special Needs

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Our Faculty

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Christine Evans

  • Associate Professor of Practice of Education and Director of the NECC Program