The Nuts and Bolts of Education.

Do you have a passion for understanding the critical role that education plays in a democratic society? Butler’s 19-credit hour Education minor is available to all students not pursuing a College of Education major. Coursework topics include developmental theory and application, multilingual learners, foundations of special education, and more.

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Sample courses in this program include:

  • ED 112 – Introduction to Professional Educators 
  • ED 245 – Inquiry into Technology 
  • ED 241 – Developmental Theory & Application in Education
  • ED 242 – Foundations of Special Education

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Ryan Flessner
Professor – Education
College of Education
Ryan Flessner is a Professor of Teacher Education. He holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Butler University, a M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in…
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Catherine Pangan
Professor – Education
College of Education
Have you ever inflated a life-sized blue whale in a school parking lot? Talked with astronauts in real-time aboard the International Space Station with 200 third graders? Led science and social studies explorations with one thousand fourth graders around…
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