The College of Education and Counseling Psychology offers four minors including:

Program Highlights

  • What to expect at Saint Martin's

    Saint Martin’s offers a blend of traditional and contemporary preparation within all our education programs. A faculty of working professionals provide a balanced foundation that honors the roots of education as a profession while inspiring students to subscribe to a progressive spirit. As a result our graduates fit comfortably into a variety of educational cultures.

    Additional benefits include:

    • National accreditation
    • Approved by the Washington State Board of Education
    • 97% of our graduates find teaching jobs
    • Study abroad opportunities open doors to teaching internationally
    • Top employers includes public schools in Washington, Hawaii and California
    • Require two subject endorsements to better prepare students for employability
    • Educational endorsements aligned with most majors offered on campus
    • Ongoing experience in schools throughout the program
    • Faculty are experienced educators with practical teaching experience
    • Focus areas include STEM, Special Education and English Language Learning


  • Career paths

    An education minor allows students to explore the educational field as a compliment to their intended professions. With a background in any one of our four minors, a student’s opportunity for engagement as a non-professional educator is enhanced. Opportunities include:

    • Activities director
    • Management in education related areas
    • Training or professional development
    • Community Involvement
    • Staff member in non-profit organizations

    For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With This Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.


  • Education
    • Six semester hours of lower-division courses
    • 13-14 semester hours of upper-division courses
    • Classroom management and classroom assessment
  • Physical education
    • Two semester hours of lower-division courses
    • 17 semester hours of upper-division courses
  • Reading
    • 21-24 semester hours of upper-division courses
  • Special education
    • 21 semester hours of upper-division courses

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of minors in education requirements.

  • Education minor (19-20 semester hours)
    Lower-division courses (6 semester hours)
    ED 204Introduction to Education
    ED 205Child and Adolescent Development


    Upper-division courses (13-14 semester hours)

    ED306Curriculum and Instruction
    SED359Introduction to Exceptionality
    ED383Issues of Abuse/Teacher as Counselor


    Plus two additional courses

    ED360Classroom Management
    ED371Education Law
    TED312Classroom Technology
    ED470Classroom Assessment


  • Physical Education minor (19 semester hours)
    Lower-division courses (2 semester hours)
    Two semester hours selected from:
    • PE 202; Basketball Theory
    • PE 203; Baseball Theory
    • PE 204; Methods of Coaching Track and Field


    Upper-division courses (17 semester hours)
    17 semester hours including:
    • PE 301; Foundations of Physical Education
    • PE 310; First Aid and Athletic Injuries
    • PE 345; Psychology and Philosophy of Coaching
    • PE 400; Kinesiology
    • PE 401; Exercise Physiology
    • PE 430; Organizational Administration of PE, Intramurals, and Intercollegiate Sports


  • Reading minor (21-24 semester hours)
    Upper-division courses
    ED 419Method of Teaching Language Arts
    ED 438Literature for Children and Young Adults
    ED 474Primary Reading/Writing

    ED 475

    Reader-writer Workshop
    ED 476
    ED 485
    Content-area for Reading for Elementary Teachers
    Content-area Reading for Secondary Teachers
    ED 477
    ED 482
    Reading Diagnosis
    Reading Assessment/Intervention Secondary
    ED 479Reading Practicum
    ED 481Issues and Trends in Literacy Instruction


  • Special education (21 semester hours)
    SED 359Introduction to Exceptionality
    SED 461Instructional Methods of Exceptional Learners
    SED 463Management Strategies for Exceptional Learners
    SED 465Transition to Adulthood for Exceptional Learners
    SED 466Assessment in Exceptional Learners
    SED 467Legal Issues and the IFSP/IEP
    SED 469Seminar and Practicum in Special Education