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The Daily Tar Heel: UNC education minor flourishes

The Daily Tar Heel reported that the Minor in Education has exceeded expectations, having already reached in its third year enrollment levels that had been projected for its fourth or fifth year.

George Noblit, the Joseph R. Neikirk Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education and coordinator of the minor, told the DTH that students are interested in the program because it allows them to explore topics in education outside of teaching preparation programs. The minor offers courses in education policy, culture in schools and other topics.

"These courses are designed for the young adult who is thinking about how education affects the world and how the world is affected by education," Noblit told the paper.

In May, the minor graduated its first class of eight students out of the 60 in the program. More than 100 are currently enrolled.

Senior Beth Niegelsky, a global studies and Spanish major with an education minor, told the DTH that the minor opens doors for students.

"It's been helpful to learn about other opportunities in education that aren't traditional classroom teaching," she said.

Applications to join the next minor cohort are due Sept. 22. More information about the Minor in Education, including admissions information, is available here.

The Daily Tar Heel story is here.