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College of Education

Undergraduate Minors and Pathway Options

These are all the available undergraduate minors and pathway options in the College of Education.

Diverse Learners Minor

This minor is open to all Butler University students regardless of their college or major field of study

ED 242:

Educating Children with Special Needs (2)
ED 241:  Developmental Theory and Application in Education (3)
ED 243:    Methods and Materials: Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
ED 398:  Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts (3)
ED 491:  Behavior Management for Inclusive Classrooms (3)
ED 492:  Special Education Law  (1)
ED 498:  Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners (3) 

Total Hours    

18 hours 

Note: For COE Majors adding Diverse Learners Minor, ED 299 (8) may be taken instead of ED 241 (3) and 242 (2).

Education Minor

This minor is open to all Butler University students regardless of their college or major field of study
ED 112: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching (2)
ED 245:

Introduction to Computers in Education

ED 241: Developmental Theory and Application in Education (3)
ED 242: Educating Children with Special Needs (2)
ED 244: Concepts of Education (3)
ED 398: Multilingual Learners & Their Cultural Contexts
ED 453: Perspectives in Leadership (3)
Total Hours 19 hours

Note: ED 453 is the capstone experience for the minor and must be taken in the final semester of your minor coursework. It may be taken concurrently with other courses required for the minor.

Teachers of English Learners Pathway to Licensure

Teacher of English Learners (Undergraduate Pathway)

This license may be added to any College Education license pathway regardless of the field of study.

ED 398:

Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts (3)
ED 408:    Problems in the Teaching of Reading (3)

ED 465:  

Second Language Acquisition and Assessment (3)
ED 490:  Assessment/Evaluation of Children with Differences (3)
ED 498:  Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners (3)
Total Hours

20 hours + student teaching (if pursuing licensure)

Note: Students pursuing the TEL license must have a student teaching experience (5) in a TEL classroom with a licensed TEL teacher at the developmental level of their primary license and pass the state-approved licensure exams.

Fall 2020: The undergraduate program has been approved by the Indiana Department of Education.

Special Education Mild Intervention Minor and Pathway to Licensure

Special Education Mild Intervention Minor and Pathway to Licensure

This pathway to an additional LICENSURE in MI is only available to Elementary Education majors. Requires the additional coursework & student teaching placement and passing the state approved licensure exams. Middle-Secondary majors must Major in Middle-Secondary Special Education to be licensed in MI.

ED 242:  Foundations of Special Education (2)
ED 243:  Methods and Materials: Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
ED 454:  Assistive Technology (3)
ED 479: Communication and Collaboration with Stakeholders (3) 
ED 485:  Advocacy and Leadership in Special Education (3) is required (Fall Only)
ED 490:  Assessment of Students with Special Needs (3)
ED 491:  Behavior Management for Inclusive Classrooms (3)
ED 492:  Special Education Law- online (1)
Total Hours  21 hours

Note: For Early Childhood or Elementary majors seeking the MI Minor AND Licensure: ED 493: Professional Seminar: Mild Intervention (3) during spring student teaching placement 

Communication Sciences and Disorders students who are completing the minor are encouraged to complete the MI Concentration (ED 242, ED 454, ED 491, ED 479, ED 492) before proceeding to other MI Minor courses. Communication Sciences and Disorders students who are completing the minor have the option to take ED 408 or PE 325 in the place of ED 485.

Recreation and Sports Studies Minor

This minor is open to all Butler University students regardless of their college or major field of study

Required Courses:     (14 hours)

 

PE 127:

Introduction to HPERD (2) 
PE 147: Prevention and Treatment of Injuries (3)   
PE 124:    Experiential Education (1)
  Choose 3 of 6 Skills Series PE 202-207

PE 202:    

Basketball/Soccer (1)
PE 203:  Pickleball/Golf  (1) 
PE 204:    Tennis/Badminton (1)   
PE 205: Ultimate Frisbee/Team Handball (1)  
PE 206:     Softball/Volleyball (1)
PE 207:  Cross Country/Track & Field (1)

Elective Courses:        (4+ hours)

 
PE 218:    Water Safety Instructor (2)       
PE 235:        Educational Gymnastics (2)    
PE 237:    Educational Dance and Games (3) 
PE 311:   Officiating Volleyball (2)   
PE 312:     Officiating Basketball (2)    
PE 336:  Recreation Program Design (2)     
PE 338:   Event and Facilities Management (2)      
ED 435:  Hinkle Academy (4)
PWB150:  ACE Personal Training (1)   
DA xxx :   Dance for Non-majors  (1)– Max of 2
Total Hours     18 hours

 

Sport Coaching Minor

This minor is open to all Butler University students regardless of their college or major field of study

PE 127:

Introduction to HPERD (2)             
PE 147:  Prevention and Treatment of Injuries (3)
  Choose 1 of 6 Skills Series PE 202-207

PE 202:    

Basketball/Soccer (1)
PE 203:    Pickleball/Golf (1)              
PE 204:  Tennis/Badminton (1) 
PE 205:  Ultimate Frisbee/Team Handball (1)
PE 206: Softball/Volleyball (1) 
PE 207: Cross Country/Track & Field (1)
   

PE 240:

Foundations of Fitness and Health (2)   
PE 261: Theory and Practice of Coaching   (2)

PE 369:   

Supervised Field Experiences for Coaches (3)
PE 407: 

National Federation of High School Sports AIC Level 1 (1)
First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches ($45 course fee)

PE 408: 

 

National Federation of High School Sports AIC Level 1 (2)
One Sport-Specific Course of Your Choice ($35-75 course fee)
  Choice of either of the two courses, ED 453 or ED 435
ED 435:  Hinkle Academy – Creating Community and Culture (4)
ED 453:   Perspectives in Leadership (3)
Total Hours 19 hours