2 What is a minor?An academic minor is a student's declared secondary field of studyor specialization during their undergraduate studies.
3 Do I need a minor to graduate? University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire RequirementsMAJOR-MINOR CONCENTRATIONEach candidate for a baccalaureate degree must present one of the following:• One standard major of at least 36 semester credits plus one minor ofat least 24 semester credits, or• One comprehensive major of at least 60 semester credits(no minor required)
4 What are my choices for a minor? MC-EA (Elementary/Middle Education-Grades 1-8)Certifiable Minors:French, German, SpanishLanguage ArtsLearning DisabilitiesLibrary Science (grades K-12)MathematicsSocial StudiesTESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)Theatre ArtsCoaching (non-teaching)
5 EAA – Early Adolescence through Adolescence (Secondary Education, grades 6-12)Biology Library Science (K-12)Chemistry MathematicsCoaching PhysicsEconomics Political ScienceEnglish SociologyFrench SpanishGeography TESOLGerman HistoryLearning Disabilities Theatre Arts
6 ECA – Early Childhood through Adolescence (K-12) Optional certifiable minors:Adaptive Physical Education (KINS majors only)FrenchGermanSpanishTESOL
7 Can I choose a different minor? A non-certifiable minor does not lead to a teaching licenseA non-certifiable minor may save time/moneyA non-certifiable minor may be less marketableMust file a petition to waive the “certifiable” minor requirement if different minor chosen
8 What is a topical minor?Designed by student with assistance from an advisorMeets students own interests or scholarly objectiveNeeds a common themeCourse from major cannot be applied to the minorDoes not lead to a teaching license
9 Things to consider: What are your goals in teaching? What subjects would you feel passionate about teaching?What are subjects in which you excel?Do you have a specific timeline to graduate?
10 What areas are in high demand for employment? MathematicsScience (Chemistry & Physics)Special EducationTESOLSpanish
11 How to declare your minor? MCEA and Special Education – contact your advisorEAA/ECA – see home department of the minorMay require an advising meetingFor TESOL see an advisor in the Teacher Education Office, Centennial Hall 3102