The minor is designed for students who want to work with research faculty and learn more about issues confronting education, for students preparing for a teaching career in elementary or secondary education or exploring a career in education, and for students exploring a career in counseling, clinical or school psychology.
Complete information regarding the Education and Applied Psychology Minor is located on the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education's website.
The classes required depend on which minor track you are pursuing,
The Minor requires a minimum of 18 upper division quarter units with a grade of C, P or better. Students can take 5 units Pass/No Pass. Five units can be taken for Independent Study (Education 199 or Education 199R). Because the number of units for courses are subject to change and some courses have variable units, the number of units applied to the minor will be the number of units appearing for a course on a student's transcript.
Six upper division quarter units can be transferred from another college or university besides UCSB if the units are approved by the course instructor and faculty advisor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. There is no limit on how many units can be applied from courses at UCSB, if approved.
Three Core Education courses including one practicum are required. The remaining units for the Minor can be selected from the course Electives.
Students will choose a track to follow for their minor in Education and Applied Psychology: the Educational Studies Track, the Teacher Preparation Track or the Applied Psychology Track. Each track specifies the required Core courses and Electives for that track
After you have completed one required class for the minor, you may petition to add the minor. Visit this webpage for full instructions to petition to add the minor.
Each track has a track advisor. Please contact the appropriate track advisor if you have questions about the content of any of the classes. Answers to any general questions about the Minor can be found through the Ed. And Applied Minor website.
Applied Psychology Track: Dr. Matt Quirk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Studies Track: Dr. Betsy Brenner, email@example.com
Teacher Preparation Track: Dr. Tine Sloan, firstname.lastname@example.org
You do not need to do anything prior to the first day of class. Simply register on GOLD as normal and your professor will inform you if there is space in the class and address anything else necessary for enrollment when class begins. Please do not contact your professor prior to the first day of class.
The Minor is only awarded the quarter that you graduate from UCSB. During the first two weeks of the quarter you intend to graduate, please notify the Student Affairs Office so that a degree check can be completed. The Student Affairs Office is located in Education 4100 or via email: saoATeducation.ucsb.edu
The Student Affairs Office will complete a degree check to make sure that you have met all the requirements for the Minor. You will be contacted by email if there is any problem.
What would happen if I petition to add the Education and Applied Psychology minor but do not complete it?
There will be no penalty for petitioning to add the Education and Applied Psychology minor and then not completing it. However, the Gevirtz Student Affairs Office will contact you the quarter in which you graduate to ask about your intentions regarding the minor.