Here's what students who have completed the Undergraduate Minor in Education have to say about the impact it had on their educational experience.
I have come to appreciate and value a different kind of student, a different kind of knowledge, and have developed a more sophisticated view of educational politics. I am much more enlightened.
My experience in my fieldwork has opened my eyes to the inequalities and problems in urban education and has led me to have a sincere interest in the subject. Furthermore, my experiences have strengthened my resolve to become a high school teacher.
The Minor influenced and affirmed my decision to pursue a career in education. As a result I am applying to grad school.
Professionally, I feel that the Ed Minor has been invaluable, helping me to define what it is that I want to do with my life. It also helped me relate to the experiences and skill levels of the students that I tutor. Personally, I feel that the courses I have taken through the Ed Minor have answered many questions that I had about why certain social structures are the way they are.
I had an absolutely fantastic time in my educational courses and since finishing the minor I am sad that I have not been able to fit any educational courses in my schedule for personal interest. I recommend it to fellow peers as a way of really experiencing their own education.
As a result of the program, I gained an interest in wanting to teach, and eventually, get a masters along with a teaching credential in CA to teach high school chemistry. Without it, I would not have this goal in mind.
This was one of the most important experiences of my life and will forever change my perspective.