College of Education

Diverse Learners


Our Diverse Learners minor focuses on equipping pre-service teachers with the specialized knowledge necessary to meet the needs of students in an inclusive classroom. This 18-credit hour minor includes coursework in topics such as educating students with special needs, teaching English learners, special education law, and behavior management. This hour minor is open to all College of Education majors and students majoring in Music Education.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • ED242, Educating Children with Special Needs 
  • ED241, Developmental Theory and Application in Education
  • ED398, Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts
  • ED491, Behavior Management for Inclusive Classrooms,
  • ED492, Special Education Law
  • ED498, Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Catalysts for a better future

In the College of Education (COE), we believe in student-centered learning by incorporating the different ways that humans think, discover, and express knowledge in our instruction. 

We believe in the power of experience to develop extraordinarily prepared teachers. From the first semester, students are immersed in a variety of settings with students of all ages, seeing firsthand what it’s really like to be an educator. It’s no wonder COE graduates have had a 100% placement rate year after year. 

Lifelong partnerships are essential in order to train and sustain good educators. Our faculty are more coaches than lecturers, personally guiding students through both classroom and clinical experiences to help them discover what they are meant to do, not what they should do. They remain connected long after graduation, serving as lifelong career mentors to COE graduates.