Education  {SF State Bulletin 2011 - 2012}

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Graduate College of Education

Associate Dean: Patricia Irvine


Minor Program

BH 501
Phone: 415-338-2688



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.


Minor in Education

Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated. On-line course descriptions are available.


Core Requirements

Course Title 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


Diversity (3-4 units)

Select one of following or another course on diversity with approval of adviser

Course Title
AA S 310 Chinese in America
AA S 502 Asian American Children's/Teen Literature
AFRS 650 Teaching Black Experience
AIS 470 American Indian Ethnicity and Identity
AMST 300/
S S 410 
Perspectives on American Culture
AMST 352/
ANTH 352 
Peoples and Culture of California
AMST 410 California Culture
ART 303 The Artist in the 20th-21st Centuries:
Cultures in Collision—Cultures in Fusion
ART 503 Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts
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 455/
USP 455 
Geography of Ethnic Communities
HIST 450 History of California
SXS 301 Perspectives in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
HUM 225 Values in American Life
HUM 450 California Culture
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
LTNS 280 Transculturation and Latina/o Communities
LTNS 320 Latina/o Art History
LTNS 510 Latina/o Families Narrative
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)
COMM 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
SPED 330 Introduction to Disability
WGS 551 Queer Literatures and Media
WGS 554 Gender and Global Migration
WGS 561 Women, Ethnicity, and Social Movements
WGS 565 Muslim Feminisms


Field experience (2-4 units)

Course Title
E ED 645
E ED 646
Directed Experience with Children (1-3)
Seminar: Classroom Observation (1)
KIN 340 Orientation to Teaching Physical Education
LTNS 690 Community Fieldwork in Latina/o Studies
S ED 610 Early Field Experience in Secondary Schools (2)


Electives (1-4 units)

Course Title
EDUC 333 Exploring Teaching as a Career (1) [online course]
EDUC 660 Preparing for the Teaching Profession
ISED 160 Data Analysis in Education
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: 18 - 24


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