If you are interested in teaching or are in education-related fields, the minor in Education at UMass Lowell can enhance your current career development. It offers you an opportunity to explore the field of education through interactive and inquiry-based activities that connect theory and practice and enriches your understanding of current schooling, community and non-formal educational contexts.

The minor would be useful to any student interested in working within diverse educational settings, teaching internationally, will be in counseling and other student-support roles in schools, interested in public discussions about schools and education more broadly, work in after school programs and community outreach, sociology, world languages, philosophy, political science, the arts, etc. Although completion of minor coursework does not meet the qualifications for a teaching license, it does provide a solid foundation in education that will be useful in a variety of careers.

The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework.

  • Students will be required to complete criminal background checks in order to visit or work in PK-12 classrooms.
  • First-year students may enroll in courses towards a minor; it is recommended that they declare their minor in the sophomore or higher levels.

For more information please review the Education Minor in the undergraduate academic catalog.

For additional information, please contact minor coordinator, Eleanor Abrams by email: Eleanor_Abrams@uml.edu.