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Minor Course Requirements

The Education minor requires three core courses to ensure coverage of the field disciplines, while offering flexibility for students pursuing specific interests. Established subfields of study within the Graduate School of Education include:

  • Teaching and Learning;
  • Education Research and Policy;
  • Educational Technology.

In order to graduate with a minor in Education, undergraduates must complete the minor program of study as described here, for a total of not less than 20 units and not more than 30 units, with a minimum of six courses.

Course work completed for the Education Minor must be approved by the Minor Director and meet the following criteria:

  1. Courses are to be taken for a minimum of 3 units each;
  2. 3.0 GPA must be maintained for all minor courses;
  3. All courses must be taken for a letter grade;
  4. Courses used to fulfill the minor requirements may not be used to fulfill any other department degree requirements (major or minor).


  1. All students are required to take the core course:

    EDUC 101 Introduction to Teaching and Learning

  2. All students are required to complete two foundational courses:

    EDUC 103B Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms
    EDUC 120C Education and Society
    EDUC 136 World, Societal, and Educational Change
    EDUC 201 History of Education in the United States
    EDUC 204 Introduction to Philosophy of Education

  3. Select a subfield of study and complete three electives within that chosen subfield. The following are suggested subfields and electives:

Forms for Current Students

Major/Minor Form (to be completed by the Final Study List deadline of the student’s graduation quarter)

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