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Minor in Education

Why Earn Your Education Minor at Saint Leo University?

Bolster a liberal arts degree with training in secondary education, and multiply your career opportunities.

In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award.

Saint Leo University offers a minor in education for students in other majors who are considering teaching at the secondary level, but for whom teaching is not their first career choice. The minor is not recommended for students who plan to become certified teachers in K-12 classrooms, because it does not offer the same marketability or extensive preparation as the major. . It is a 20–23-hour* minor with an optional second practicum and an optional extra semester for a full-time internship teaching experience.

Learning Experience:
Campus
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
35 hours

Undergraduate Education Program Details

As an Education minor, you'll learn effective strategies—including the use of emerging technologies—for teaching a wide variety of subjects to adolescents, including ESOL, special education, multicultural and at-risk populations.

Learn Your Way: 
Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering education degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Student teaching

    Gain experience writing lesson plans and teaching in a real-world classroom. The Education minor includes one practicum, with an optional second practicum and an optional extra semester for a full-time teaching experience.

21st century classroom

Discover how to enhance learning with technologies such as iPads, the Mimio Teach and MimioVote™ assessment system and interactive SMART boards.

Co-curricular activities

Participate in the Future Teachers Association, or become an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators.

College of Education & Social Services

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  • Saint Leo University’s College of Education and Social Services couples a transformative liberal arts tradition with highly specialized training in the education and social services fields. Through close faculty mentorships, practical field internships, and applied learning experiences, we prepare students for careers in education, social work, criminal justice, and human services. Our faculty remain active in their respective fields as researchers and practitioners, giving students close access to a wealth of real-world knowledge and experience.

    With the ever-changing needs of today's students, we provide flexible degree programs. These include programs at University Campus and education centers with evening and weekend options, as well as online offerings. These degree programs are grooming the next generation of educators and social service specialists—a new breed of professionals with the talent and resolve to make a difference in the world.

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