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Education Major

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The Major - Requirements

The education major is designed for the undergraduate to recognize education as a discipline whose  presence is historical, social, political, and economical. Through social inquiry, critical analysis, and community engagement, education majors will examine the central position educational systems occupy in civic functioning.   

A student majoring in education must complete a minimum of eleven units, distributed as described below: 

Category: Foundations in Education (ED101 plus three electives)
ED220 2013 Cornerstone

ED101 Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture*
ED120 Practicum in Environmental Education (TREE Semester)
ED150  Contemporary Issues in Education
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education   
ED211  Framework for American Education
ED213  Engaging the Learner  
ED218  Globalization in Education
ED222  Diversity and Equity in Education** 
ED225 Foundations of Environmental Education 
ED235 From Multicultural Education to Critical Pedagogy: Civil Rights in the U.S. Public Schools**
ED255  Urban Education**

Study Abroad unit (see approved list including some DIS, Budapest for Math Education, Chile Comparative Ed/Social Change, Senegal Education and Culture, CIEE in Dominican Republic for ESL training, HECUA Inequality in America...)

* COURSE REQUIRED FOR ALL MAJORS AND MINORS
** STUDENTS INTERESTED IN EARNING A TEACHING LICENSE MUST CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE COURSE 

Category: Educational Research (two units) 

ED260  Educational Research Design (prerequisite: any one course from the Foundations category) This is a two-block course.

Category: Psychology (one unit) 

ED311  Educational Psychology (prerequisite: ED101 AND one additional course from the Foundations category) Students are strongly encouraged to take ED260 or equivalent research methods course before taking ED311.

Category: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (one unit) 

ED370  Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities (prerequisite: ED101, ED311)
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies (prerequisite: ED101, ED311)  
ED385  Environmental Education (prerequisite: ED120, ED225) 

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED477  Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods (prerequisite: ED101, ED260, ED311 and COI** OR Master of Arts in Teaching candidate)

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block 

Category: Educational Policy and Reform (one unit) 

ED415  Educational Interventions (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385)  
ED425  Innovations & Social Justice in Public Education (prerequisite: ED370 or ED380 or ED385)
ED430  Policy and Politics in American Education (prerequisite: ED370, ED380 OR ED385)
ED455  Education Reform in the 21st Century (prerequisite: ED370, ED380, OR ED385) 

Category: Advanced Research (one unit)

ED490  Advanced Research (prerequisite: ED260, ED311 and COI)