Education Minors

Interested in exploring education to complement another major area of study? Our wide range of education minors are a flexible choice for students from various disciplines.

Education Minors

You’ll always have the option of completing an Education minor as part of your undergraduate degree. Whether you choose to pursue a degree program within the Faculty of Education or one of SFU’s other seven faculties, Education minors are designed to complement nearly every major/minor area of study.

Counselling and Human Development

This minor combines theoretical, empirical and practical matters central to the understanding and practice of counselling and human development. Learn more

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

This minor provides theoretical and practical expertise in contemporary approaches to curriculum development and instructional design. Learn more

EARLY LEARNING

This minor provides a focus for students wishing to work with children aged three through eight. Learn more

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This minor makes theoretical and experimental inquiries into how students learn from instruction, how they acquire and express motivation in educational settings, and how they develop skills in school subjects and for learning. Learn more

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

This minor enhances understanding of learning and developmental disabilities, and explores an interdisciplinary approach to the health, education and care of infants, children and adults with disabilities. Learn more

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION

This minor explores the historical roots and ongoing patterns of social and educational injustice with an emphasis on the Canadian context, including responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Learn more

Bachelor of Education as a Second Degree Minors

For those who enter the PDP, PLP or AHCOTE and are eligible for the Bachelor of Education as a Second degree (see above), you will have the option of completing an additional Education minors.

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

This minor provides theoretical and practical expertise in contemporary approaches to curriculum development and instructional design. Learn more

EARLY LEARNING

This minor provides a focus for students wishing to work with children aged three through eight. Learn more

ELEMENTARY GENERALIST

This minor enables the student to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas within the elementary school program in the professional development program. Learn more

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

This minor develops a teacher's skills in environmental and outdoor education programs from kindergarten through grade 12, and in the organization and operation of residential and day centre outdoor education, wilderness outdoor recreation, and other interdisciplinary environmental school programs. Learn more

FRENCH EDUCATION

This minor enables students to explore contemporary second language teaching and learning theory, as well as experientially based approaches to French language curriculum development and instructional design, so that culturally informed and appropriate practices can be developed and used in French-speaking classrooms. Learn more

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

This minor enhances understanding of learning and developmental disabilities, and explores an interdisciplinary approach to the health, education and care of infants, children and adults with disabilities. Learn more

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

This minor provides students in the Professional Development Program with competence to teach physical education. Learn more

SECONDARY MATHEMATICS

This minor will interest pre-service teachers who are considering a career in teaching secondary mathematics. Learn more

SECONDARY TEACHING

This program enables the secondary Professional Development Program (PDP) student to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas that are applicable to the secondary school program. Learn more

Questions?

For questions about the Education minors, contact the advisor below: