Education Studies

Education Studies Minor - ERMIN0605 

Education Studies (EDS) students are leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, curriculum developers, and human-right advocates. They are change-makers who understand the power of community and the need for sustainable solutions. 

Geared to students interested in broadening their understanding of education and training, EDS graduates gain invaluable experience in areas such as teaching, facilitation, instructional design, equity & inclusion, conflict management, Ed-psych, indigenous education, global education, action research and design thinking. 

Completing over 160 hours of internship and field placements both locally and abroad, EDS students are globally minded, social innovators ready to meet present and future challenges with empathy and creativity.

EDS believes education is:

Interdisciplinary: Education is a multifaceted, complex process with competing interests and needs requiring inclusive pedagogical practice, policy, and learning initiatives.

Informed: Learning is a dynamic process that needs to be evidence-based and data-driven.

Innovative: Education must adapt itself to changing needs, different contexts, and emerging opportunities.

Involved: the ability to learn and teach is vital for solving today’s complex problems

Education Minor Pathways

 The Education Studies minor offers a diverse range of courses that provide a holistic understanding of education theory with the opportunity to develop the skills for its practical application. While students are encouraged to explore the entire range of our offerings, EDS offers three curated streams of study to support different educational interests. These streams are not mutually inclusive. 

Educator stream: Grounds educational practice in theory
Activist stream: Uses education as a catalyst for social change
Innovator stream: Applies educational principles to disrupt current practice
  Educator Activist Innovator
Teacher, Policy Maker, Corporate Trainer, Educational Writer Social Work, Lobbyist, Politician, Environmentalist, Lawyer Entrepreneur, Game Designer, Engineer,
Health Care Worker

EDS Minor Post-graduate Pathways

Master and Bachelor degrees in teacher education, Master of Business & Entrepreneurship, Law, Master in Community Engagement, Master and PhD in Education, specializing in virtual learning, curriculum design, leadership, and counselling. 

Apply to the Education Minor

Students can apply to the Education Studies Minor on ROSI after completion of 4.0 credits and obtaining a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

It is strongly recommended that students interested in pursuing teacher training speak with the EDS program coordinator when selecting their elective courses to learn more about the requirements Faculty of Education programs have as it pertains to teachable subjects.  Further information about teaching subjects can be found through an accredited Faculty of Education.

Connect with us:

Education Studies Program Coordinator
Prof. Liz Coulson
Office:  Room 4184, Maanjiwe nendamowinan Building
Tel:  (905) 330-3734


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