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Catalog 2023-24 
Catalog 2023-24 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Minor

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The minor in education provides you an opportunity to study the field of education and gain insight to what it means to be a teacher in elementary, secondary, or special education, or to work with K-12 students in education-related professions such as a school psychologist or school counselor. It is particularly helpful to students who want to become middle or high school teachers and are majoring in subject matter preparation programs such as math, history, science, or English. The coursework and learning outcomes center around theories and practices related to learning, teaching, and public schooling, as well as the integral role schools play and could play as a major societal institution.

Required Courses

Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors, concentrations, or major requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Developing Educator

Students think, write, and speak critically about the general knowledge, skills, dispositions, and responsibilities of a California public educator in the classroom, school, community, State, and National contexts. Students demonstrate competency in subject area content, acquire introductory pedagogical skills, and apply perspectives of the Educational Foundations to their developing professional practices.

Learning Outcome 2: Diversity and Multicultural Scholar

Students evaluate their own and others’ experiences based on social identities, socialization practices, and societal institutions from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students critically examine the value of diversity and multiculturalism. Students inform their educational practices and perspectives by applying concepts and theories of diversity and multiculturalism.

Learning Outcome 3: Social Justice Collaborator

Students combine disciplinary knowledge, community experience, and reflective practice to become ethically and socially responsible educators working towards a just and sustainable world. Students identify and pursue paths for social change. Students collaborate with stakeholders to advocate for access, equity, and justice in public education and other societal institutions.

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