The College of Education and Counseling offers four minors including:

Program Highlights

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


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.


Minor in Education (21 semester hours)

Lower-Division Courses (6 semester hours)
• ED 204 Introduction to Education
• ED 205 Child and Adolescent Development

Upper-Division Courses (9 semester hours)
• SED 359 Introduction to Exceptionality
• ED 306 Curriculum and Instruction
• ED 362 Educational Law and Issues of Abuse
Plus Two Courses Chosen From:
• ED 360 Classroom Management
• ED 312 Classroom Technology
• ED 470 Classroom Assessment

Lower-Division Courses (2 semester hours):
• Two semester hours selected from: PE 202, PE 203 or PE 204
Upper-Division Courses (18 semester hours):
• PE 301 Foundations of Physical Education (3)
• PE 310 First Aid and Athletic Injuries (3)
• PE 345 Psychology and Philosophy of Coaching (3)
• PE 400 Kinesiology (3)
• PE 401 Exercise Physiology (3)
• PE 430 Organizational Administration of PE, Intramurals and Intercollegiate Sports (3)


Upper-Division Courses
• ED 437 Methods of Teaching Intermediate Literacy –or- ED 468 Secondary Literacy (3)
• ED 438 Literature for Children and Young Adults (3)
• ED 474 Methods of Teaching Primary Literacy (3)
• ED 475 Reader-Writer Workshop (3)
• ED 477 Reading Diagnosis (3)
• ED 479 Reading Practicum (3)
• ED 481 Issues and Trends in Literacy Instruction

Upper-Division Courses (21 semester hours)
• SED 359 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
• SED 461 Instructional Methods of Exceptional Learners (3)
• SED 463 Management Strategies for Exceptional Learners (3)
• SED 465 Transition to Adulthood for Exceptional Learners (3)
• SED 466 Assessment in Exceptional Learners (3)
• SED 467 Legal Issues and the IFSP/IEP (3)
• SED 469 Seminar and Practicum in Special Education (3)