Welcome to the Educational Studies 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 minor 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 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
(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 Schooling in the U.S. (4 units)
• ED 126 Social Connectedness, Motivation, and Self-Regulation in Education (4 units)
Practicum (One course required):
• ED 122 Pre-professional Work in the K-12 Classroom (2 units, P/NP)
• 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):
• Math 100A Math for Elementary Teaching, I (3 units)
• 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 128 CalTeach Elementary Mathematics Education (3 units)
• ED 129 CalTeach Elementary Science Education (3 units)
• ED 130 CalTeach Secondary Mathematics Education (3 units)
• ED 131 CalTeach Secondary Science Education (3 units)
• ED 132 Innovative Practices for English Language Learners in K-12 Math and Science Classrooms (4 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 137 Equity in STEM Education (3 units)
• ED 142 Development of Play, Language and Literacy in Early Childhood and Care Settings (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 with advisor approval. Not all sections of ED 197 will be approved.
If you are interested in teaching science or mathematics, please consider the Science and Mathematics Education Minor.
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.
Student Affairs Office
Education 4100 (4th Floor lobby)
Hours M-F 9am-noon and 1-4 pm
Hours subject to change, please call to confirm
Tine Sloan, Director, Teacher Education Program