Mission Statement

Reflecting The University of Alabama’s mission of advancing the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state through quality programs, the minor in educational studies is designed as an opportunity for Honors College students (1) to develop a knowledge base about education and schooling; (2) to design strategies to improve the conditions of education; and (3) to impact positively the educational system. An overarching goal is to enhance our students’ capacity to be informed citizens who are educational advocates working as leaders in their chosen careers. The minor is offered jointly between the College of Education and the Honors College as a program for Honors College students to engage in critical thought and action about education in the 21st century in terms of:

  • Fundamentals/foundational knowledge about education and K-12 schooling
  • Diversity, advocacy, service, and involvement in schools and communities
  • Accountability, policy, and broader economic, political, social, cultural, and philosophical contexts

The minor in educational studies is a non-certification/licensure program designed specifically for Honors College students who are interested in educational issues but who are not education majors. Students who are interested in this minor, or are currently taking minor courses, should officially declare this minor via myBama.

Contact Information

Dr. Liza Wilson, Senior Associate Dean & Professor, College of Education

Dr. Jacqueline V. Morgan, Associate Dean, Honors College

Program Specifics

  • The minor consists of 18 hours.
  • Enrollment in each course will be limited to 20.
  • Students must maintain a 3.30 GPA in all coursework.

Course RequirementsMore Information

EDU 401Dyn. of American Ed: Honors3
EDU 402Honors Educational Diversity and Advocacy3
EDU 403Honors Educational Policy3
EDU 410Honors Educational Studies Seminar3
UH 105Honors Mentoring3
Approved Elective3
Total Hours18

Course Rotation



  • EDU 402 Honors Educational Diversity and Advocacy
  • EDU 410 Honors Educational Studies Seminar