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Department of Teacher Education

Youth and Community Engagement Minor

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Why Choose the Youth and Community Engagement Program?

The Youth and Community Engagement minor (18 credit hours) is designed for students interested in work with urban youth, education, and community engagement. The interdisciplinary minor is open to students in all academic disciplines. It will enhance and complement career preparation for students in education, nonprofit administration, psychology, criminal justice, social work, international studies, community development, and other fields. 

Youth, through service, engagement, and advocacy are crucial to building a dynamic, inclusive, and forward looking urban environment. Students minoring in Youth and Community Engagement will understand the social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of urban communities including the experiences and challenges of families and youth. Students in the minor will actively engage in service-learning experiences with K12 schools and community organizations in diverse urban contexts. Through their own service-learning experiences, students will learn about the potential and challenges of the pedagogy of civic engagement while they develop the organizational and leadership skills to address issues facing urban youth, schools, and communities.

Students seeking the minor must successfully complete 9 hours of elective courses selected with the approval of an advisor, along with 9 semester hours of core courses. Other courses, including transfer courses, that address youth and families, urban issues, or urban education may be substituted for electives with the approval of an advisor.


Contact Information

For general questions, admission information, licensure information, and transcript evaluation - please visit with an academic advisor in the CEHS Academic Advising office.

Contact an advisor in CEHS Academic Advising.


The minor is co-advised by:

Romena Holbert, Ph.D.
(937) 775-2677
(Primary faculty advisor contact for Fall term)


Christa Agiro, Ph.D.
(937) 775-3065
(Primary faculty advisor contact for Spring term)

Academics and Curriculum

Youth and Community Engagement Minor Program of Study


Admission Requirements

  • Available to all Wright State students

Application Process

Current Wright State Students


Submit Major/Minor Change Request form online in WINGS Express. (Select the "Registration and Records" menu and then the "Major/Minor Change Request" option.)

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