The minor in education offers students an opportunity to explore teaching in their major. Students who pursue the education minor will gain a strong pedagogical knowledge base in the area of education and be prepared to enter a licensure program, graduate program or career in the field of education. This minor provides students from any major a broad background of knowledge in education and provides links to specific content in their respective majors.
Students with an interest in teaching in public schools may be eligible to obtain education certification through a partnership with Upper Valley Educators Institute. Students who meet GPA requirements and have completed the education minor in addition to EDU 490 are able to earn their Colby-Sawyer bachelor’s degree in just 3.5 carefully planned years. After a half-year of graduate work at UVEI, students can then qualify for a NH teaching license. Students interested in this program should contact their academic advisor or the college’s education coordinator for more information.