Not for teachers only

If you are pursuing careers in the social and behavioral sciences, law, medicine, social justice or youth services, you might find the educational studies minor a valuable addition to your studies. 

Through this program — designed for non-teaching majors —  you can explore the intersection of learning, education and society. Increase your understanding of educational policy and get introduced to educational issues you may experience as a student, citizen, parent or in your future careers. 

All four UNI colleges jointly offer this interdisciplinary minor.

Interested in an Educational Studies Minor?

Fill out your information here and we'll be in touch!

Contact us directly at:

Anthony Gabriele
Chair, Educational Studies Advisory Committee
Educational Psychology, Foundations & Leadership Studies
SEC 515
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-2694

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With the breadth of focus in this minor, you can choose a minimum of 12 elective courses in addition to required coursework. You can even petition the Educational Studies Advisory Committee if you’d like to see a course added. Up to six credits in practicum and research options are also available. A sampling of coursework: 

  • Dynamics of Human Development
  • Schools and American Society
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in the classroom
  • School Psychology in Educational Contexts
  • History of Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Political and Ethical Issues in Education

Contact Us

Members of the Educational Studies Advisory Committee serve as points of contact for students who have questions. 

Anthony Gabriele, Ph.D.,
Program Coordinator, Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies

Michael Graziano, Ph.D.,
Philosophy and World Religions

Ramona McNeal, Ph.D.,
Political Science

Kimberly MacLin, Ph.D.,

Carissa Froyum, Ph.D.,
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology