College of Education
Dean: Jacob E. Perea

Education Minor Program
BH 501
Director: Jacob E. Perea


Professors—Sheared, Perea

Associate Professor—Jacinto


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.


On-line 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
 ANTH 352
Peoples and Culture of California
 AMST 410 California Culture
 ART 303 The Artist in the 20th-21st 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
 URBS 455
Geography of Ethnic Communities
 HIST 450 History of California
 HMSX 301 Introduction to Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Studies
 HUM 450 California Cultures
 CHS 225
Values in American Life
 KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
 RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems in La Raza
 RAZA 320 Art History of La Raza
 RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza 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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