Educational Studies

Interested in education as a social institution, developmental process or public policy? The Educational Studies minor is designed for undergraduates outside the School of Education who want to learn more about public education and/or student development and learning. This 15-credit minor offers you the flexibility to pursue the interesting and complex issues surrounding public education. Customize the minor through the General Studies track or choose the Pre-licensure track, which is designed for students who plan to acquire a teaching license. 

  • Admissions Requirements
    Direct Admit Scholars

    To be considered for direct admission into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education. Students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply to join the Direct Admit Scholars program:

    • A minimum SAT score of 1170 New SAT (or 1100 Old SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 24
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    Certification from University Division

    Students should meet with a University Division advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include:

    • An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
    • 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed
    • Completion of EDUC-G203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. (Under certain circumstances, students may substitute another college level public speaking or interpersonal communication class.)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Financial Aid

    We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year.

    If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.

    There is also a wide range of student jobs available at the School of Education, including administrative and research positions.

  • Licensing

    This minor does not directly lead to teacher licensure.

  • Course Requirements