Education Minor

The Education Minor is an undergraduate course of study that explores the history of educational thought and philosophy, the politics and economics of education, theories of cognition, learning and pedagogy, and issues of cultural and linguistic diversity in Education. It is designed to provide opportunities to examine basic questions, theories, practices, and research in the field of education.

Please note that although a Minor in Education does not confer or necessarily lead to a California Teaching Credential, it provides a great foundation and experience for graduate programs. To learn more about our Master's/Credential Program, please visit the MA/C page.

Total Requirements: (6 courses, 30 credits)

Intro courses (10 credits)

  1. EDUC 60: Introduction to Education: Learning, Schooling, and Society
 (5 credits)
    • Pre-requisite for EDUC 180
    • Offered in Fall and Spring quarter
      *Can declare the minor when you are enrolled in Educ60

  2. EDUC 180: Introduction to Teaching
 (5 credits)
    • Offered in Fall and Winter quarter
    • Includes 30 hour observation practicum at a local K-12 school to completed over 7-8 weeks (Please account for extra time to travel to school sites in addtition to the 30 hours spent observing a clasroom)
      • Additional requirements (info sent out to enrolled students prior to start of the quarter):
        1. Live scan fingerprinting: (Please wait for instructions emailed from the Department Advisor. Cost ~ $70-80)
        2. Negative TB test or Risk Assessment
        3. Online Mandated Reporter Training (free)

Four Upper-Division Elective courses (20 credits)

  1. EDUC Upper-Division Elective #1 (5 credits)
  2. EDUC Upper-Division Elective #2 (5 credits)

  3. EDUC Upper-Division Elective #3 (5 credits)

  4. EDUC Upper-Division Elective #4 (5 credits)   

IMPORTANT NOTES:

      • Priority enrollment granted to declared Education Minor students

      • If not declared, please contact the course instructor to ask for a permission code to enroll

      • One UDE may be taken P/NP

See "Courses" for the current year's course offerings

Declaring the minor

To drop the minor, complete a drop form and send to the Advisor.