Education Minor

A Minor in Education consists of 3.0 credits: three core half-credit courses offered through the Faculty of Education, plus three elective half-credit courses from an approved list. The minor is designed to provide students with a supplemental broad-based course of study focusing on schooling and education. Thus, no more than 2 courses may be counted from any one discipline, excluding Education Minor courses. Students have the opportunity to bundle elective courses within their current programs of study into a Minor in Education. Students should check with their individual programs to confirm eligibility. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met prerequisites for elective courses taken in other faculties.

For graduation with a Minor in Education, students must have a minimum GPA of 6.00 computed on all 3.0 credits in the minor. Other courses may be considered for inclusion as part of the Minor in Education requirements with the permission, in advance, of the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Core Courses (1.5 credits):

EM101 - Images of Education in Media (0.5 credit)
EM202 - The Educational Divide (0.5 credit)
EM203 - Learning in 280 Characters or Less (0.5 credit)

Electives (at minimum 0.5 credits) from:

EM212 - Remodeling Relationships with Mathematics
EM300 - Teaching in Non-School Contexts
EM301 - Seminars in Education
EM432° - Introduction to Mathematical Cognition and Exceptionalities


UU201 - Computational Thinking across Disciplines

Electives (maximum 1.0 credits) from:

AN229 - Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Contemporary Issues
EC328 - Economics of Education
EN201 - Children's Literature
EN211 - Roots, Race, Resistance: Post-Colonial Literature
EN213 - The Child in African Literature and Popular Culture
EN267 - Canada Now: Contemporary Canadian Literature
EN280 - Introduction to Indigenous Literatures
EN285 - Tween Literature and Culture
EN286 - Young Adult Literature
FS260 - Youth Culture in Film
HI344 - Indigenous Eastern Canada: Peoples and Societies Under Colonialism
HI345 - Indigenous Western Canada: Peoples & Societies under Colonialism
ID303 - Indigenous Pedagogy
KP100 - Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Literacy
KP371 - Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity
KP460 - Children in Physical Activity
KP482 - Behaviour Change and Physical Activity (Exclusion: PS288)
MU202 - Approaches to Music Education
MU203 - Methods for Teaching Music at the Intermediate/Senior Levels (Secondary School)
MU208 - Introduction to Elementary Music Education
MU304 - Music in Special Education
MU353* - Inclusive Arts for Children
MU402 - Seminar in Music Education
PACS 314 - Conflict Resolution in School (offered at Conrad Grebel University College, UW) [Refer to Note 1]
PS260 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
PS261 - Introduction to Learning
PS275 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood
PS276 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adolescence and Young Adulthood
PS283 - Educational Psychology
PS288 - Applications of Human Behaviour Modification (Exclusion: KP482)
PS366 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics
PS379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
RE331 - Religious Diversity in Contemporary Canada
SY303 - Sociology of Youth
SY316 - Sociology of Education
SY416 - Social Justice Education (restricted to SY majors only)
SY423 - Children, Parents and Schools (restricted to SY majors only)
YC100 - Studying Youth and Children: An Introduction
YC200 - Youth and Children Through the Ages
YC230 - Children and Music (Online Course)
YC326 - Children, Toys and Media

Additional Information

  1. Register for UW courses using the UW Cross-registration Form.
  2. Preference will be given in admission to the Bachelor of Education program at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Campus, to students achieving a cumulative GPA of 10.0 for the Minor of Education, along with meeting the requirements of admission for the Bachelor of Education (refer to admission requirements).
  3. Note university-wide Regulations for Minors/Options.
  4. The Education minor can be completed online.