Welcome to the Educational Studies Minor. In this minor, we view education as a process that deals with the development of the whole child in school and community contexts. We consider the cognitive, emotional, and social well being of the learner in terms of their individual agency and interests, societal goals and pressures, and issues of equity and diversity.
This minor allows you to take a wide variety of courses that consider the needs of the learner from multiple perspectives. Core and elective courses will explore topics related to psychology, child development, teachers and teaching, schools, STEM education, special education, afterschool programs, health education, and educational leadership. Practicum courses will give you valuable hands-on experience in classrooms, afterschool programs, and research projects.
Through courses and fieldwork experiences, you can start to consider a variety of careers in teaching, psychology, community outreach, and educational research. This 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 Minor 2023-2024 Requirements
(23 Units Required)
Core and practicum courses taken beyond the number required will count as electives.