College of Education
Dean: Jacob E. Perea

Education Minor Program
Burk Hall 501
Director: Jacob E. Perea


Professors—Fraenkel, Hemphill, Lane, Sellers

Associate Professors—Bernard-Powers, Blomberg, Ford, Hurtado

Assistant Professor—Aninao


Minor in Education

Program Scope

The Minor in Education is designed for students interested in education and exploring teaching as a career. The program will be useful also to students who are planning other careers working with children and families and/or their own future roles as parents. The minor will provide students with an overview of the field and an opportunity through the fieldwork experience to participate in a K-12 classroom. The program meets several of the requirements for admission to a teaching credential program.

Career Outlook

The outlook for careers in teaching is very positive. The U.S. Department of Labor lists teaching as one of the areas of need for the nation into the 21st century. The State of California predicts a need for 260,000 to 300,000 new teachers in the next ten years because of demographic changes resulting in increasing enrollments, anticipated retirements among current teachers, and the legislative opportunity for schools to reduce the number of students in classes.


Online course descriptions are available.

Core Requirements Units
ISED 150 Orientation to Education 3
ISED 585 Cross Cultural Education 3
EDUC 600 Foundations of Education: Diverse Sources of Theory and Practice 3
EDUC 620 Contemporary Issues in California Education 3
Total for core 12
Select one of following or another course on diversity with approval of adviser
AAS 310 Chinese in America
AAS 502 Asian American Children/Teen Literature
AIS 470 American Indian Ethnicity and Identity
AMST 300/SS 410 Perspectives on American Culture
AMST/ANTH 352 Peoples and Culture of California
AMST 410 California Culture
ART 303 The Artist in the 20th Century
ART 503 Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts
BL S 650 Teaching Black Experience
E ED 678 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Elementary Classroom
ETHS 220 Asians in America
ETHS 260 Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism
ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
GEOG/URBS 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities
HIST 450 History of California
HMSX 301 Introduction to Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Studies
HUM 450 California Cultures
HUM/CHS 225 Values in American Life
IS 300 Introduction to Cultural Awareness
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems in LaRaza
RAZA 320 Art History of LaRaza
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the LaRaza Family Structure
SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality (4)
SOC 469 Gender and Society (4)
SOC 472 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4)
SPCH 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
SPED 330 Introduction to Disability
WOMS 551 Lesbian Literature and Media
WOMS 554 Immigrant and Refugee Women
WOMS 561 Women of Color in the U.S.
WOMS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds
Field Experience
Select one of the following
E ED 645 Directed Experience with Children (1-3) and
 E ED 646  Seminar: Classroom Observation (1)
KIN 340 Early Field Experience in Physical Education (2)
RAZA 690 Community Fieldwork: Issues in Educational Equity
S ED 610 Early Field Experience in Secondary Schools (2)
Units selected on advisement from the following
EDUC 333 Exploring Teaching as a Career (1)
[online course]
EDUC 660 Preparing for the Teaching Profession
ISED 160 Data Analysis
KIN 340 Orientation to Teaching Physical Education
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System
S ED 615 Constitutional Concepts for Future Teachers
SOC 466 Society and Education (4)
Total for minor 21

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