Undergraduate Education Minor

Our 18-credit hour minor provides students with information about teaching and learning in urban contexts and prepares them for licensure options. Our coursework provides a framework where students are well poised to affect change at the local, national, and international levels. Our programs set our graduates on the path to become strong leaders and agents of change in a democratic society through an emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Program Options

  1. Students who are interested in the field of education can add a minor in secondary education to complement their studies in the other areas in the College of Liberal Arts or College of Science and Mathematics. 
  2. Massachusetts Initial teacher licensure is also possible through the minor plus additional coursework for grades 5-12 in English, history, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. 
  3. For students interested in Music K-12 licensure, this is possible through the Music Department
  4. Students interested in math or science education can complete the UTeach Program.
  5. The following are subject areas that licensure can be obtained:
    • Biology (8-12)
    • Chemistry (8-12)
    • Chinese (5-12)
    • Earth and Space Science (8-12)
    • English (5-12)
    • General Science (5-8)
    • History (5-12)
    • Math (5-8) (8-12)
    • Music (all levels)
    • Physics (8-12)
    • Spanish (5-12)
    • Early Childhood (Pk-2) -- major

Why Minor in Undergraduate Education at UMass Boston?

Our program gives students the opportunity to explore education careers and urban education while pursuing a major that they can choose to teach in the future. Our students will work with passionate faculty who are actively working with children and youth in area schools and after school programs to provide our students with both theoretical and applied knowledge and skills.