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 Professors--Aninao, Hollenbeck


Minor in Education

Program Scope

The Minor in Education is designed for students interested in exploring education and 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


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


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


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

 LARA 280

Acculturation Problems in LaRaza

 LARA 320

Art History of LaRaza

 LARA 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)

 LARA 690

Community Fieldwork: Issues in Educational Equity

 S ED 610

Early Field Experience in Secondary Schools (2)

Electives--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

 S ED 621

Teaching Reading in Every Classroom

 SOC 466

Society and Education (4)


Total for minor


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