Education Minor

Current Requirements

EDUCATION MINOR--EDUCATIONAL STUDIES TRACK

Welcome to the Educational Studies track of the Education and Applied Psychology Minor. In modern society education is often thought of as a process that deals with the development of the whole child. It must consider the cognitive, emotional, and social well being of the learner both in school and other social contexts.

This track allows you to take the widest variety of courses that consider the needs of the learner from multiple perspectives. You can explore topics related to psychology, special education, afterschool programs, child development, teacher education, health education, and educational leadership.

The practice courses will give you hands-on experience in classrooms, afterschool programs, and research projects. Through classroom and fieldwork experiences, you can start to consider a variety of careers in teaching, psychology, and educational research.

This track of the minor is also well suited to students who have other career objectives but want to understand the institution of education and its role in society.

Educational Studies Track
(18 Units Required)
Core/practicum courses taken beyond the number required will count as electives

Core Courses (Two courses required):
• Ed 111 Intro to Child and Adolescent Develop (4 units)
• Ed 123 Culture, Development and Education (4 Units)
• Ed 125 Equity, Democracy, and Schooling in the U.S. (4 Units)

Practicum (One course required):
• Ed 122 Pre-professional Work in the K-12 Classroom (2 Units)
• Ed 124 Research on Teaching and Learning (4 Units)
• Ed 176B Practicum in Individual Differences (4 Units)

Elective Courses (Fill remaining units with elective courses):
• CNCSP 110 Intro. Educational and Vocational Counseling (4 Units)
• CNCSP 114 Psychology of Gender (4 Units)
• Ed 103 Technology in Education (3 Units)
• Ed 109S or SS or M Health Education (4 Units)
• Ed 111 Intro to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
• Ed 121 Introduction to K-12 Teaching (3 Units)
• Ed 127 Studying and Teaching the Holocaust  (4 units)
• Ed 130 California Teach 2: Mathematics (2 units)
• Ed 131 California Teach 2: Science (2 units)
• Ed 133 Physics and Everyday Thinking (4 units)
• Ed 134: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
• Ed 135: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
• Ed 140 Seminar and Practicum in Early Care and Ed  (4-5 units)
• Ed 141 Early Childhood Care and Education: Intro to Curriculum and Pedagogy (4-5 units)
• Ed 142 Development of Play, Language and Literacy in Early Childhood and Care Settings (4 units)
• Ed 143 Child, Family and Community (4 units)
• Ed 144 Using Literature with Young Children (4 units)
• Ed 173 Intro to Leadership Development (4 Units)
• Ed 190 Intro to Autism (Pre-reqs: Psychology 1, min. 3.0 GPA, 4 Units)
• Ed 191W Health and Well-Being (4 Units)
• Ed 199 Independent Studies (1-5 Units)
• Ed 199RA Independent Research Assistance (1-5 Units)

**Ed 197 may be used for the minor track with track advisor approval. Not all sections of Ed 197 will be approved.

EDUCATION MINOR--TEACHER PREPARATION TRACK

The Undergraduate Minor offers a Teacher Preparation Track for students preparing for a career in elementary, secondary, or special education. The core of this track provides important foundations for prospective educators and includes coursework in adolescent and child development, multicultural education, and social foundations of education. In addition, the track gives prospective teachers the opportunity to learn more about the teaching profession through university course work, and includes a Pre-Professional Program designed for students to work as volunteers in classrooms under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Students enrolled in the track are also encouraged to take courses in the minor that will fulfill prerequisites for the UCSB Teaching Credential Program and possibly at other institutions.

If you are interested in teaching science or mathematics, please consider the Science and Mathematics Education Minor.

Teacher Preparation Track
(18 Units Required)
Core/practicum courses taken beyond the number required will count as electives

Core Courses (Two courses required):
• Ed 111 Intro to Child and Adolescent Develop. (4 units)
• Ed 123 Culture, Development and Education (4 units)
• Ed 125 Equity, Democracy, and Schooling in the U.S. (4 units)

Practicum (One course required):
• +Ed 122 Pre-professional Work in the K-12 Classroom (2 units, may be taken twice)
• Ed 176B Practicum in Individual Differences (4 units)

Elective Courses (Fill remaining units with elective courses):
• CNCSP 114 Psychology of Gender (4 units)
• Ed 103 Technology in Education (3 units)
• Ed 121 Introduction to K-12 Teaching (3 units)
• Ed 124 Research in Teaching and Learning (4 units)
• Ed 127 Studying and Teaching the Holocaust  (4 units)
• Ed 130 California Teach 2: Mathematics (2 units)
• Ed 131 California Teach 2: Science (2 units)
• ED 133 Physics and Everyday Thinking (4 units)
• Ed 134: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
• Ed 135: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
• Ed 140 Seminar and Practicum in Early Care and Ed  (4-5 units)
• Ed 141 Early Childhood Care and Education: Intro to Curriculum and Pedagogy (4-5 units
• Ed 142 Development of Play, Language and Literacy in Early Childhood and Care Settings (4 units)
• Ed 143 Child, Family and Community (4 units)
• Ed 144 Using Literature with Young Children (4 units)
• Ed 173 Intro to Leadership Development (4 units)
• Ed 190 Intro to Autism (Pre-req: Psychology 1, min. 3.0 GPA) (4 units)
• ^Ed 191W Health and Well-Being (4 Units)

**Ed 197 may be used for the minor track with track advisor approval. Not all sections of Ed 197 will be approved.**

+Can be taken for Pre-Professional hours.
^Fulfill requirements for the UCSB Teaching Credential Program.

Old Requirements 

For continuing students who are already working on the Education and Applied Psychology Minor, or petitioned to add the minor before Spring 2014

Educational Studies Track

Welcome to the Educational Studies track of the Education and Applied Psychology Minor. In modern society education is often thought of as a process that deals with the development of the whole child. It must consider the cognitive, emotional, and social well being of the learner both in school and other social contexts.

This track allows you to take the widest variety of courses that consider the needs of the learner from multiple perspectives. You can explore topics related to psychology, special education, afterschool programs, child development, teacher education, health education, and educational leadership.

The practice courses will give you hands-on experience in classrooms, afterschool programs, and research projects. Through classroom and fieldwork experiences, you can start to consider a variety of careers in teaching, psychology, and educational research.

This track of the minor is also well suited to students who have other career objectives but want to understand the institution of education and its role in society.

 

2013-2014
Educational Studies Track
(18 Units Required)

Core  (Two courses required):

  • Ed 123: Culture, Development and Education (4 Units)
  • Ed 125: Equity, Democracy, and Schooling in the U.S. (4 Units)
  • CNCSP 101: Helping Relationships: Theory and Practice (4 Units)

Practicum (One course required):

  • Ed 122: Pre-professional Work in the K-12 Classroom (2 Units)+
  • Ed 124: Research on Teaching and Learning (4 Units)
  • CNCSP 102: Practicum in Applied Psychology (2 Units)
  • Ed 176B: Practicum in Individual Differences (4 Units)

Elective (Fill remaining units with elective courses):

  • CNCSP 110: Intro. Educational and Vocational Counseling (4 Units)
  • CNCSP 114: Psychology of Gender (4 Units)
  • Ed 103: Technology in Education (3 Units)**
  • Ed 109S or SS or M: Health Education (4 Units)**
  • Ed 111: Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
  • Ed 121: Introduction to K-12 Teaching (3 Units)
  • Ed 127: Studying and Teaching the Holocaust (4 units)
  • Ed 130: California Teach 2: Mathematics (2 units)
  • Ed 131: California Teach 2: Science (2 units)
  • Ed 133: Physics and Everyday Thinking (4 units)
  • Ed 134: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
  • Ed 135: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
  • Ed 140: Seminar and Practicum in Earlly Care and Education (4 units)
  • Ed 141: Early Childhood Care and Education: Intro to Curriculum and Pedagogy (4-5 units)
  • Ed 142: Development of Play, Language and Literacy in Early Childhood and Care Settings (4 units)
  • Ed 143: Child, Family and Community (4 units)
  • Ed 144: Using Literature with Young Children (4 units)
  • Ed 173: Introduction to Leadership Development (4 Units)
  • Ed 190: Introduction to Autism (4 Units) (Pre-requisites: Psychology 1, minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Ed 191W: Health and Well-Being (4 Units)**
  • Ed 199: Independent Studies (1-5 Units)
  • Ed 199RA: Independent Research Assistance (1-5 Units)

NOTE: Ed 197 Special Topics in Education and Applied Psychology (2-4 units) may be counted towards the Ed & Applied Psych minor by track advisor approval only and each Ed 197 is not guaranteed to count towards each track. Contact the Gevirtz Student Affairs Office (sao@education.ucsb.edu) for details!

Students are encouraged to enroll in classes early as space is limited. There is a possibility that you will not be able to complete the courses due to popularity and space availability. If you are having difficulty in completing your elective units, please contact the Student Affairs Office for a list of interdepartmental pre-approved elective course substitutions. 

**Meets Teacher Education Program prerequisites.
+Can be taken for Pre-Professional hours.

 

Teacher Preparation Track

The Undergraduate Minor offers a Teacher Preparation Track for students preparing for a career in elementary, secondary, or special education. The core of this track provides important foundations for prospective educators and includes coursework in adolescent and child development, multicultural education, and social foundations of education. In addition, the track gives prospective teachers the opportunity to learn more about the teaching profession through university course work, and includes a Pre-Professional Program designed for students to work as volunteers in classrooms under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Students enrolled in the track are also encouraged to take courses in the minor that will fulfill prerequisites for the UCSB Teaching Credential Program and possibly at other institutions.

If you are interested in teaching science or mathematics, please consider the Science and Mathematics Education Minor.

2013-2014
Teacher Preparation Track
(18 Units Required)

Core/Practicum courses taken beyond the number required will count as electives

Core  (Two courses required):

  • ED 111 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
  • ED 123 Culture, Development and Education (4 units)
  • ED 125 Equity, Democracy, and Schooling in the U.S. (4 units)

Practicum (One course required):

  • ED 122 Pre-professional Work in the K-12 Classroom (2 units, may be taken twice)+
  • ED 176B Practicum in Individual Differences (4 units)

Elective (Fill remaining units with elective courses):

  • CNCSP 114: Psychology of Gender (4 Units)
  • ED 103: Technology in Education (3 units)**
  • ED 109S or SS or M: Health Education (4 units)**
  • ED 121: Introduction to K-12 Teaching (3 units)
  • ED 122: Practicum in Field Observation in School Settings (2 units, may be taken twice)+
  • ED 124: Research in Teaching and Learning in Sociocultural Contexts (4 units)
  • ED 127: Studying and Teaching the Holocaust (4 units)
  • ED 130: California Teach 2: Mathematics (2 units)
  • ED 131: California Teach 2: Science (2 units)
  • ED 133: Physics and Everyday Thinking (4 units)
  • Ed 134: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
  • Ed 135: Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
  • ED 140: Seminar and Practicum in Early Care and Education (4 units)
  • ED 141: Early Childhood Care and Education: Intro to Curriculum and Pedagogy (4-5 units)
  • ED 142: Development of Play, Language and Literacy in Early Childhood and Care Settings (4 units)
  • ED 143: Child, Family and Community (4 units)
  • ED 144: Using Literature with Young Children (4 units)
  • ED 173: Introduction to Leadership Development (4 units)
  • ED 190: Intro to Autism (4 units. Requirements: Psychology 1, 3.0 GPA)
  • ED 191W: Health and Well-Being (4 units)**

NOTE: Ed 197 Special Topics in Education and Applied Psychology (2-4 units) may be counted towards the Ed & Applied Psych minor by track advisor approval only and each Ed 197 is not guaranteed to count towards each track. Contact the Gevirtz Student Affairs Office (sao@education.ucsb.edu) for details!

Students are encouraged to enroll in classes early as space is limited. There is a possibility that you will not be able to complete the courses due to popularity and space availability. If you are having difficulty in completing your elective units, please contact the Student Affairs Office for a list of interdepartmental pre-approved elective course substitutions. 

**Meets Teacher Education Program prerequisites.
+Can be taken for Pre-Professional hours.

Contact: 

Carolyn Meisner, Student Affairs Office
Education 4100
805-893-2137
sao@education.ucsb.edu

Betsy Brenner, Educational Studies Track Advisor
Education 3137
805-893-7118
betsy@education.ucsb.edu

Tine Sloan, Teacher Preparation Track Advisor
Education 3236
805-893-5111
tine@education.ucsb.edu