The College of Education and Counseling 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 minor (21 semester hours)

    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

  • Physical Education minor (20 semester hours)

    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)


  • Reading minor (21 semester hours)

    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

  • Special education (21 semester hours)

    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)