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College of Education

Undergraduate Minors

These are all the available undergraduate minors 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 or ED404:  Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners (3)   OR  
Differentiation: Culturally Responsive Teaching (3)

Total Hours    

18 hours 

Note:  ED 299 (8) may be taken instead of ED 242 (2).
Note:  ED 299 (8) may be taken instead of ED 241 (3).

Early Childhood Minor

Requires completion of the K-6 license

ED 243:

Methods and Materials: Mild Intervention (3) – offered fall and spring
ED 307:   Children’s Literature (3) – offered fall and spring
ED 404:   Differentiation and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood (3) –offered fall and spring
  (Recommended for sophomores and above)
ED 412:  Reggio-inspired Teaching and Documentation of Learning (3) offered fall only
ED 417:   Methods of Teaching in Early Education (3) – offered spring only
Total Hours  15 hours + student teaching (if pursuing licensure)

Note: Students pursuing the EC License must have a student teaching experience in an EC classroom with a licensed EC teacher and pass the state approved licensure exams.

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 or ED 371:

Introduction to Computers in Education   OR
Introduction to Information Literacy (3)

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 or ED 404: Multilingual Learners & Their Cultural Contexts   OR  
Differentiation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood (3)
ED 453: Perspectives in Leadership (3)
Total Hours 19 hours

Note: ED 371 is offered on a limited basis
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.

English as a New Language Minor

ED 398:

Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts (3)
ED 408:    Problems in the Teaching of Reading (3)
ED 490:   Assessment/Evaluation of Children with Differences (3)
ED 498:  Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners (3)
ED 465: Second Language Acquisition and Assessment (3)
Total Hours 15 hours + student teaching (if pursuing licensure)

*Note: Students pursuing the ENL LICENSE must have a student teaching experience in an ENL classroom with a licensed ENL teacher at the developmental level of their primary license and pass the state approved licensure exams.

Mild Intervention 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 243:

Methods and Materials: Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3)

ED 492:  Special Education Law- online (1)
  CHOOSE FOUR:
ED 408: Foundations of Effective Reading (3)
ED 454: Assistive Technology (3)
ED 479: Communication and Collaboration with Stakeholders (3)
ED 490:  Assessment of Students with Special Needs (3)
ED 491:  Behavior Management for Inclusive Classrooms (3)
PE 325: Adapted Program in Physical Education (3)
ED 493:

Professional Seminar: Mild Intervention (3)

Total Hours 18 hours 

Note: ED 299 (8) may be taken instead of ED 242 (2).

Note: LICENSURE in MI is only available, with additional coursework and passing the state approved licensure exams, to students pursuing an elementary license.  

Reading Teacher Minor – Elementary

Completion of Blocks A and B in the Elementary Education Program 

ED 408: 

Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction (3)
ED 307:   Children’s Literature OR ED 420: Adolescent Literature (3)
ED 404:    Differentiation – Culturally Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood (3)
CSD 240:  Introduction to Phoentics (3) OR CSD 231:  Introduction to Communication Science & Disorders
ED 415:  Methods for Teaching Language Arts K-8 (3)
 
  • 3.0 minimum GPA in the reading courses in Blocks A and B and the courses listed above.
  • Disposition scores of 3 or higher in literacy classes that use the disposition assessment (ED303, ED308, ED408, E 228)
Total Hours     15 hours above Blocks A and B

Note:  Students pursuing the Elementary Reading Teacher license must pass the state approved licensure exams.

Reading Teacher Minor – Secondary

ED 228:

Content Area Literacy in Middle-Secondary Curriculum (3)
ED 398:   Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts (3)
ED 498: Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners (3)
ED 408: Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction (3)
ED 420:     Adolescent Literature (3)
ED 308:  Reading and Language Arts – Middle Childhood (6)   OR
CSD 240: Introduction to Phonetics (3)
ED 415:  Methods for Teaching Language Arts K-8 (3)
Total Hours 21-24 hours

 

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:     (13 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)

PE 240:                                           

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

Elective Courses:        (5+ 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)      
PWB150:  ACE Personal Training (1)   
DA xxx :   Dance for Non-majors  (1)– Max of 2
PX 210:   Building a Better Bulldog (3) 
MK 495:   Special Topics: Sports Marketing (3)
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 408: 

National Federation of High School Sports AIC Level 1 (2)
One Sport-Specific Course of Your Choice ($35-75 course fee)

PE 407: 

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

PE 369   Supervised Field Experiences for Coaches (3)
ED 453   Perspectives in Leadership (3)
Total Hours 19 hours