Advisors — MENDOZA, STANEC, TABER
The minor supports students who wish to study the complexities of education ranging from its historical, social, philosophical, and psychological bases to modern-day issues and applications. Students are advised to consult early with the education studies advisors in the education department to develop a pathway of coherent courses that allow them to pursue a particular area of interest including, but not limited to, global education, environmental education, youth advocacy, special needs education, urban education, arts in education or to begin preparation for a teacher licensure program, or for eventual work in private schools or in other educational settings.
Students must take five courses to complete the minor, including one unit in Categories 1, 2, and 4 and two units in Category 3. In addition, students must submit a short prospectus on their proposed Integrated Experience (Category 4). The integrative experience is a synthesis of concepts learned, more in depth research on a particular topic of interest, and application of the research.
*Indicates a course that may be applied toward teaching licensure.
CATEGORY ONE: Educational Issues and Foundations. (1 unit.) ED150 Contemporary Issues in Education, ED205 Education Theory into Practice, HY256 Education in the West*, PH249 Philosophy of Education*, SO280 Sociology of Education*.
CATEGORY TWO: Psychological Dimensions. (1 unit.) PY100 Introduction to Psychology: Bases of Behavior, PY101 Introduction to Psychology: Bases of Behavior, PY270/ED321 Educational Psychology*, PY299 Neuroscience (PR: PY100 or PY101 or PY111 or BY109 or COI), PY374 Lifespan Developmental Psychology* (PR: PY202), PY332 Learning and Adaptive Behavior (PR: PY202).
CATEGORY THREE: Applications. (2 units.) ED100 College Aides (.5), ED120: Experienced College Aides (.5), ED202 Teaching English as a Second Language (.5 unit), ED250 Youth Empowerment Theory and Practice (.5 unit), ED203 Environmental Education, ED204 Globalization and Education, ED220 Power of the Arts in Education, ED275 Mentoring At-Risk Youth, ED320 Teaching Through the Arts*, ED325 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Grades*, ED326 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades*, ED327 Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary Grades*, ED328 Teaching Science and Health in the Elementary Grades*, ED398 Teaching Literacy in the Secondary Schools*, ED399 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy*.
CATEGORY FOUR: THE INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE. (1 unit.) ED401 Student Teaching (one unit of which is accepted for the minor)*, ED405 International Student Teaching (one unit of which is accepted for the minor)*, ED451 Readings in Education.