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An interdisciplinary minor appropriate for any student at the UW, the ELS minor provides a strong background in how humans learn and how society, environment, and culture shape that learning across school, work, and play. The ELS minor is offered jointly by the College of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences.

 Undergraduate Program


Education, Learning, and Society

B507 Padelford Hall
206-616-2352
elsminor@uw.edu

 Program of Study: Minor: Education, Learning, and Society


Program Overview

An interdisciplinary minor appropriate for any student at the UW, the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) minor provides a strong background in how humans learn and how society, environment, and culture shape that learning across school, work, and play. The ELS minor is offered jointly by the College of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences. Students take core courses in development and schooling and then create an area of focusing using an approved list of electives. In addition, students engage in service learning and attend a colloquium in which they reflect on their courses and the influence of education on our learning and society.

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Minor in Education, Learning, and Society

 Minor in Education, Learning, and Society


Credential Overview

An interdisciplinary minor appropriate for any student at the UW, the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) minor provides a strong background in how humans learn and how society, environment, and culture shape that learning across school, work, and play. The ELS minor is offered jointly by the College of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Completion Requirements

31 credits

  1. Learning and Development: one from PSYCH 206 (prerequisite, PSYCH 101), PSYCH 306, NURS 201, EDPSY 302, EDPSY 406 (5 credits)
  2. Schooling and Society: one from AES 340, CHID 210, EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SOC 292 (5 credits).
  3. Field Experience: any combination of EDUC 260, EDUC 360, EDUC 361, EDUC 369, GEN ST 346, and GEN ST 470 (with ELS adviser approval, student may substitute one of the following: GEN ST 350, ECFS 303, ECFS 304, ECFS 305, ECFS 454, ECFS 455, ECFS 456, EDC&I 499, EDPSY 499, EDSPE 499, CHID 497, or other related courses) (5 credits).
  4. EDUC 299 (1 credit).
  5. Electives: 15 credits from an approved list. For list, see adviser or College website.
  6. Up to 15 credits of the minor may overlap with a student's major and up to 5 credits may overlap with another minor.

Undergraduate students from outside the College of Education may take courses offered to help them explore the field of education and prepare for graduate study. Fieldwork courses in local schools or social service agencies give students opportunities to make informed career and academic choices. Students may also complete prerequisites for graduate programs. Further, requirements to meet endorsement (subject) guidelines for secondary teaching may be completed by undergraduates.