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Note: If you are planning on beginning Applied Psychology coursework, you are required to petition to declare the minor beforehand. 

 

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education offers three undergraduate minors: The Education Minor, The Applied Psychology Minor and The Science and Mathematics Education Minor.

The Education Minor

This minor is for undergraduates interested in education in general. It includes two tracks. Students will only be granted the minor in one track. Each track has a different set of required core and elective courses that are listed on the tracks' webpages.

  1. Educational Studies Track: Ths track is for undergraduates who are interested in learning more about the role of education in society while studying with research faculty in the Gevirtz School.
  2. Teacher Preparation Track: This track is for undergraduates preparing for a career in elementary or secondary teaching. Prospective teachers are encouraged to take courses in the Minor that fulfill requirements for the UCSB Teacher Education Program.

The Applied Psychology Minor

This minor is intended for undergraduates preparing for a career in Counseling, Clinical or School Psychology.

The Science and Mathematics Education Minor

This minor is for undergraduates who are considering mathematics or science teaching as a career. It includes two tracks. Students will only be granted the minor in one track. Each track has a slightly different set of required courses listed on the tracks' webpages.

  1. Elementary (Grades K-8) Track: Ths track is for undergraduates who are considering pursuing elementary teaching as a career.  It is for those prospective teachers who are interested in strengthening their understanding of mathematics and science education.
  2. Secondary (Grades 7-12) Track: This track is for STEM undergraduates who are considering pursuing secondary mathematics or science teaching as a career.