Preparing professional educators for a lifetime of teaching and learning

About Education at Keuka College

Minoring in education is a great way to supplement your major with a firm background in educational theory and practice. You'll gain the necessary foundation to become a partner in any educational setting.

The education minor is ideal for those who may wish to go into corporate training, human resources, and professionals that are closely related to education, schools, and school systems.

Education Program Highlights

The Role of an Educator

You will learn how and in what ways learning occurs, and how to build and maintain effective education programs.

Foundational Knowledge

You will gain a solid base of educational theory and practice to help you determine your career path.

Shaping Each Student

Gather the tools needed to help your students learn based on their learning style and natural abilities.

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Program Overview

The education minor is ideal for those who may wish to go into corporate training, human resources, and professionals that are closely related to education, schools, and school systems.

You'll be introduced to important foundations of American education and its role in society, as well as discuss issues related to curriculum, and the profession of teaching. As an education minor, you'll develop critical and multiple perspectives about education in a democratic society, and the importance of meeting the needs of all learners in this setting.

And in support of the education of all students, you'll consider philosophical, historical, theoretical, and legal foundations of special education, and the education of other categories of students who are considered at-risk, such as migrant, homeless, and incarcerated youth, minorities, the LGBTQA+ community, transgender students, first Americans, students with health challenges, and students living in poverty.

You'll also explore societal perspectives on special education, philosophical and psychological aspects of education, along with foundations of language and literacy.

Program Requirements

The Faculty

The education faculty at Keuka College are world-­class teachers and scholars who get to know you on a personal level. They strive to help you fulfill your potential, so you can enter your own classroom fully prepared to teach students at the level of your choosing.

Faculty in the Division of Education

Global Education

Students pursuing an education degree have myriad opportunities for international travel. Each year, education professors lead group Field Period™ trips abroad.

On campus, you have the chance to live, study, and interact with students from such countries as China, Vietnam, South Africa, and Curacao. Joining the Keuka College International Club (KCIC) or the Multicultural Student Association will further enhance your global interconnectedness.

If you are interested in doing something a little different than teaching in a traditional American classroom, register for the brand new Teaching English Abroad minor.

With classes such as multiculturalism and social justice, globalization, and educational psychology, adding an Education minor to any program will give you the ability to be adventurous after graduating.


There are many ways to get involved outside the classroom at Keuka College. Hone your skills in education with extracurricular clubs and honor societies such as:

  • Childhood Education Club
  • Council for Exceptional Children/Special Education Club (CEC/SPED)
  • Education Club
  • Lambda Theta Lambda, Education Honor Society

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