Minor in Education

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The MIE application deadline for Fall 2019 has been extended through May 1, 2019.

The Minor in Education (MIE) provides undergraduate students with a unique learning opportunity to examine and participate in the field of education without having to be enrolled in a teacher licensure program. This minor is tailored to classified students who are interested in education as a second specialization, which will complement their major studies, as well as in the exploration of education as a viable career option.


The MIE is a 15-credit program that may complement any bachelor’s degree and be completed alongside major coursework. The MIE is for students seeking to enrich their undergraduate program, particularly those who are considering education as a future profession. As an added benefit, completers of the program may be eligible to become certified as a substitute teacher with the Hawai’i Department of Education (HIDOE).


Complete three core courses (9 credits)

  • Maintain a minimum grade of  “C” or better in each individual MIE course and a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA for all MIE courses
  • Select two additional courses (6 credits) from an approved list to satisfy the remaining credit requirements
  •  Work with a College of Education advisor to select courses for the best integration with major coursework

*Courses taken for the MIE cannot be double counted for credits towards General Education and Major requirements.

Core Courses

  • ITE/EDEF 360 - Multicultural Education
  • ITE 403C - Seminar in Educational Inquiry – Exploratory Education
  • ITE 399 or other - Substitute Teaching OR an alternate course (see COE advisor for information)

Approved Elective Courses (select 2)

  • EDCS 432 - Adolescent Literature & Literacy
  • EDCS 433  - Interdisciplinary Science Curriculum
  • EDCS 440 - Curriculum Implications for Multicultural Education
  • EDEF 310 - Education in American Society (DS)
  • EDEF 352 - History of Education in Hawai’i
  • EDEF 408 - Community and Culture
  • EDEF 445 - Sociology of Education (DS)
  • EDEF/EDCS 453 - Gender Issues in Education (DS)
  • EDEP 201 - Introduction to Teaching as a Career
  • EDEP 311 - Psychological Foundations (DS)
  • EDEP 429 - Introductory Statistics (DS)
  • ITE 316 - Field Experience
  • ITE 328 - Responsive Pedagogy for Multilingual Learners
  • ITE 380 - Managing Classrooms
  • ITE 417 - Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • ITE 425 - Family and Community Centered Programs
  • ITE 441 - Hawaiian Studies, Methods
  • LTEC 112 - Technologies for Academic Success
  • LTEC 442 - Technology in Education
  • LTEC 448 - Social Media: Links to Lifelong Learning
  • SPED 201 - Disability and Diversity in the Media (DS)
  • SPED 304 - Foundations of Inclusive Schooling (DS)
  • SPED 446 - Seminar in Special Education


To learn more about the Minor in Education and application process, please schedule an advising appointment with the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) at the College of Education.

Download and complete the Minor in Education Certification Form

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Handbook/Instructions Minor in Education Certification Form Last Updated
January 2019


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