The Vic-sponsored Education and Society (E&S) Minor is open to all Arts and Science students. The program provides students with opportunities to develop their understanding of the social, cultural, historical, and political contexts of education and issues related to these contexts while reflecting on the reciprocal relationship between education and society.
Conceived as an interdisciplinary Minor program, E&S targets students from a broad array of Major and Specialist programs with interests in education, teaching, curriculum development, learning, child development, social justice, and international education. The Minor program provides strong background for admission to a teacher education program and is required for admission to the Combined Degree Program with OISE.
This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.
Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade or grade averages in required courses are needed for entry, and these minimums change each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:
To ensure that admitted students are adequately prepared to succeed in the program, applicants with a final grade and grade averages lower than those listed in the required courses will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade or minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.
Program applicants will be required to submit a supplemental application including 2 short questions related to the Education & Society Minor.
(4.0 credits, including 1.0 credit at 300+ level)
- PSY100H1/ SOC100H1/ VIC150Y1
- EDS260H1, EDS261H1, EDS265H1, EDS357H1
- EDS360H1/ EDS360Y1
- 1.0 credit from: EDS356H1, EDS358H1, EDS361H0, EDS363H1, EDS368H1, EDS369H1, VIC451H1, or a course related to Education and Society at the 300+ level selected from the offerings in disciplines such as Anthropology, English, French, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Women & Gender Studies (Arts).
Note: Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with Victoria College's Education and Society program will have the new "EDS" designator.