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A new minor in education at UNC-Chapel Hill is designed to give undergraduate students opportunities to explore educational issues, problems, and dilemmas and to expose them to careers in education.

The School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences developed the minor to meet a deep interest among Carolina students in educational issues such as current reforms and policies, implications of new learning research, educational equity, and achievement and resource gaps in schools, said Bill McDiarmid, dean of the School of Education.

“We know that Carolina students care deeply about education, their communities, and social injustice,” McDiarmid said. “Students have asked for opportunities to examine closely issues that bear on the educational inequities that plague our schools. This new minor will provide opportunities for them to do so.”

Students must apply to add the minor, which begins this fall. The application deadline is March 15.

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