Education (Minors)

Learn teaching fundamentals while earning your BA.

Adding a minor in education to select academic majors opens doors to a rewarding career in education. In just four years, you can complete your bachelor’s degree – gaining depth of knowledge in a specialized subject like Math, English, or Art – while familiarizing yourself with key concepts and teaching fundamentals.

After graduation, you can use your knowledge and skills to teach at a private or charter school, as a trainer, or at an education nonprofit, for example. Or, you can complete additional coursework to earn your teaching license, having already established a strong foundation with your minor.

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The Mary Baldwin community is saddened to announce the loss of longtime assistant professor of education, Dr. Alice Waddell. She passed away on Nov. 8, 2022, at the University of Virginia Medical Center at the age of 71.
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Why minor in Education at Mary Baldwin?

At Mary Baldwin, we make it easy to pursue your passion for a particular subject while preparing to teach that subject with confidence.

Below are some possible paths to teaching with a minor in education. Note: In order to earn your teaching license, additional coursework will be required. Please speak to an advisor for more information.

Elementary Education (grades PK-6)

Middle Education (grades 6-8)

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History & Social Science

Secondary Education (grades 6-12)

  • History & Social Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 

​​Elementary, Middle & Secondary Education

  • Visual Arts (grades PK-12)
  • Music/Choral (grades PK-12)
  • Special Education, General Curriculum (grades K-12)
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Minor Requirements 

Education minors require 18 to 27 credits, depending on the minor you choose. Also, specific course requirements vary by minor.

Sample Courses

  • Foundations of Education
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Characteristics of Exceptionality
  • Introduction to Art Education
  • Language Acquisition and Literacy
  • Music Methods Lab
  • Foundations and Legal Issues of Special Ed
  • Practicum in General & Special Ed

View all minor course requirements.

Special Education Add-On

Students minoring in Education and pursuing teaching licensure can expand their skill set even further with our Special Education, General Curriculum add-on. To learn more, speak with one of our advisors.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!