PEAK Minors

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This minor is a prerequisite for admission to the Fifth-Year and Master of Arts in Teaching programs that lead to state certification as an elementary or secondary teacher.

Candidates planning to teach at the secondary level must complete the education minor, a major that is approved as a first teaching field and a 20 credit second teaching field that meets the endorsement requirements for Idaho State Department of Education. In instances where the first and second teaching fields are in the same PEAK (e.g. chemistry and biology, math and physics, art and theater, kinesiology and health) it may be necessary for the third and fourth PEAK requirements to be met by a 15 to 20 credit individualized minor that includes courses from both of the remaining PEAK areas. The individualized minor must be approved by the chair of the Education Department and the Associate Academic Dean.

Education Minor

21 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

EDU-202

Introduction to Teaching

3

EDU-301

Foundations of Schooling

3

EDU-305

Literacy in Content Areas

3

EDU-430

Teaching in a Diverse Society

3

EDU-441

Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDU-442

Teaching Exceptional Children

3

PSY-221

Educational Psychology

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Dispositions to Teach
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Candidates will be able to develop lessons appropriate to the grade level and subject/s they will teach.
  • Candidates will be able to describe effective approaches to teaching reading in content areas.