Education, Democracy, and Justice B.A.

The Education, Democracy, and Justice major provides opportunities to examine critical questions, theories, practices, and research in the field of education considered broadly. In preparing students for a wide range of career pathways related to education and learning, the major emphasizes the centrality of language, culture, power, and social contexts in teaching, learning, and democratic education. 

Required Courses:

50 credits total: 10 lower division and 40 upper division

  • Educ10 Intro to Learning (offered Fall22 and Spring23) 
  • Educ60 Schooling, Democracy, and Justice (offered Fall and Spring)
  • Educ180 Intro to Teaching (offered Fall and Winter)
    OR
    Educ110
    Popular Education, Democracy, and Social Movements (offered Winter and Spring)
    (if both 110 and 180 are taken, 110 can be one of the 6 electives below)
  • 6 Education Electives (Educ100-189, excluding 180) (offered every quarter including Summer) (Can be taken before 180 or 110 or concurrently)
  • Educ190 Senior Seminar Capstone (offered Fall22, Winter23, and Spring23)

To declare EDJ as a single major or first major:

  1. Complete Educ10 and 60 

  2. Complete and share your Google Sheet academic planning form with araedeke@ucsc.edu via Google Sheets

  3. Log into MyUCSC, My Academics, Academic Petitions and Forms (on bottom left) and submit a Petition for Major/Minor once you have completed the above requirements

To declare EDJ in addition to other majors:

  1. Complete Educ10 and 60 

  2. Share your Google Sheet academic planning form with me at araedeke@ucsc.edu via Google Sheets or let me know it is on file 

  3. Log into MyUCSC, My Academics, Academic Petitions and Forms (on bottom left) and submit a Petition for Major/Minor once you have completed the above requirements


Major checklist