The minor in education provides you an opportunity to study the field of education and gain insight to what it means to be a teacher in elementary, secondary, or special education, or to work with K-12 students in education-related professions such as a school psychologist or school counselor. It is particularly helpful to students who want to become middle or high school teachers and are majoring in subject matter preparation programs such as math, history, science, or English. The coursework and learning outcomes center around theories and practices related to learning, teaching, and public schooling, as well as the integral role schools play and could play as a major societal institution.
Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper
division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors,
concentrations, or major requirements.
Complete the following core course:
Complete one of the following Developing Educator courses:
- LS 303: Introduction to Agricultural Education (3 units)
- LS 350: Teaching and Learning with Technology (3 units)
- LS 383: Innov Approaches to Schooling (3 units)
- LS 384: Issues in Comparative and International Education (1-3 units)
- HDEV 350: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (3 units)
- ED 510: Providing Behavior Supports in the Classroom (3 units)
- ED 607: Adolesc Develop & Learning (3 units)
- ED 611: Teaching and Learning (3 units)
Complete one of the following Diversity and Multicultural Scholar courses:
- LS 310: Educational Issues and the Latino Community (3 units)
- LS 362: Immigrants & Equity Issues in Education (3 units)
- HDEV 355: Behavioral and Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolesence (3 units)
- KIN 376: Prin of Mov for Ind w/ Disab (3 units)
- SPED 568: Meth Cul/Ling Div Students with Learning Challenges (3 units)
- ED 612: Pedagogy for Ling Diversity (3 units)
- ED 628: Secon Pedagogy Ling Diverse (3 units)
Complete a minimum of 3 units from the following Social Justice Collaborator courses:
- LS 380: Teaching for Social Change (3 units)
- LS 386S: Service Learning for Social Change in Education (2 units)
- ED 212S: Federal, State, and Local Governments and their Impact on Public Schooling (3 units)
- SPED 560: Inclusionary Practices (3 units)
Learning Outcome 1: Developing Educator
Students think, write, and speak critically about the general knowledge, skills, dispositions, and responsibilities of a California public educator in the classroom, school, community, State, and National contexts. Students demonstrate competency in subject area content, acquire introductory pedagogical skills, and apply perspectives of the Educational Foundations to their developing professional practices.
Learning Outcome 2: Diversity and Multicultural Scholar
Students evaluate their own and others' experiences based on social identities, socialization practices, and societal institutions from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students critically examine the value of diversity and multiculturalism. Students inform their educational practices and perspectives by applying concepts and theories of diversity and multiculturalism.
Learning Outcome 3: Social Justice Collaborator
Students combine disciplinary knowledge, community experience, and reflective practice to become ethically and socially responsible educators working towards a just and sustainable world. Students identify and pursue paths for social change. Students collaborate with stakeholders to advocate for access, equity, and justice in public education and other societal institutions.