Education Minor (Manchester)

Explore the field of education. If you’d like to develop an understanding of the educational process and tools, but do not plan to pursue a certificate to teach in public schools, the education minor is a great way combine your interest with another course of study. You’ll learn about the education system and current perspectives in education, then choose electives in areas ranging from teaching methods to language and literacy to special education.

A Certification of Completion of Minor form needs to be completed at the beginning of a student’s final undergraduate semester at UNH.

For more information, contact the Education Department at

A minor consists of five courses, twenty (20) credits in Education Department courses. 

Select five (5) education courses20
Total Credits20

A methods course located in another department may be counted for four of these 20 credits, e.g., ARTS 791 Art Education (Elementary) or ARTS 792 Art Education (Secondary), ENGL 792 Teaching Literature and LiteracyMATH 709 Teaching of Mathematics in Grades 6-12.

No more than eight (8) credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

Courses used in obtaining a minor in Special Education cannot be used towards a minor in Education.

EDUC 500 Exploring Teaching can only be counted once (four credits) towards the minor.

No more than two (2) transferred courses in Education or a closely-related area from another college or university may be used towards a minor in Education. A three-credit course transferred from another school will count for three credits at UNH, not four credits.