USC Rossier offers different types of minors to engage undergraduate students in exploring the socio-cultural aspects of educational issues. Students who elect an education minor will benefit from working closely with Rossier’s renowned faculty and instructors to navigate academic and professional trajectories in education related fields.
Education and Society
The Education and Society minor seeks to examine education and its role in society: the purposes, forms and history of education and schooling, the provision of equitable opportunities for all, and the development of engaged citizenship for more just societies through education.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The TESOL minor is targeted to undergraduates who wish to gain expertise in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching. The minor in TESOL also prepares students for short and long-term careers in ESL and EFL teaching in both the US and international contexts.
The Dynamics of Early Childhood
The Dynamics of Early Childhood minor is intended to facilitate students understanding of the historical implications that guide what we know and how we use the information we know related to the development of young children. Students will be encouraged to pursue a self-selected investigation of early childhood.