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Courses for the Minor in Education

Any student may minor in Education by completing 20 approved units. Twelve of the 20-unit minimum are covered by the three required courses listed below. The remaining 8 elective units of coursework may be selected from approved courses in Education listed below (see the full listing of undergraduate education courses) or from other approved electives listed below. For details on prerequisites and GE credits, visit the UC Davis General CatalogSeek advisement early to make sure you are taking the correct classes! 

Required Minor Courses (12 units)

  • Education 100, Introduction to Schools, 4 units
    • EDU/GEL 181 and 183 (combined – 2 units each) focus specifically on math and science teaching and may be substituted for EDU 100

      • Education/Geology 181, Teaching in Mathematics and Science (Cal-Teach SMI), only 2 units count towards the minor total
      • Education/Geology 183, Teaching High School Mathematics and Science (Cal-Teach), only 2 units count towards the minor total
    • AED 100 (3 units) focuses specifically on agricultural education and may also be substituted for EDU 100
      • Agricultural Education 100: Concepts in Agricultural & Environmental Education, 3 units
    • If you take EDU/GEL 181 & 183 or AED 100 you cannot take EDU 100 for an elective course
    • If you take EDU 100 you cannot take AED 100, EDU 181 or 183 as electives
    • Please note: AED is only 3 units towards the minor total of 20 units
    • EDU 181 & 183 are only counted as 4 units towards the minor total of 20 units
  • Education 110, Educational Psychology: General, 4 units
  • Education 120, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education, 4 units

Elective Courses (8 units)

The remaining eight units may be taken from the following courses:

  • Education 114, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research, 4 units
  • Education 115, Educating Children with Disabilities, 2 units
  • Education 119, The Use and Misuse of Standardized Tests, 4 units
  • Education 121, Introduction to Education Policy Analysis, 4 units
  • Education 122, Children, Learning and Material Culture, 4 units
  • Education 130, Issues in Higher Education, 4 units
  • Education 142, Introduction to Environmental Education, 4 units (with choice of discussion or internship)
  • Education/Spanish 147,  The Spanish Black Legend: Origins and Educational Implications of Anti-Hispanic Prejudice, 4 units
  • Education 150, Cultural Diversity and Education in a Sociopolitical Context, 4 units
  • Education 151, Language Development in the Chicano Child, 3 units
  • Education 152, Communication Skills for Bilingual Teachers, 3 units
    • Please note, EDU 152 is conducted entirely in Spanish
  • Education 163, Guidance and Counseling, 4 units
  • Education/Linguistics 173, Language Development, 4 units
  • Education 185, Learning in a Digital Age, 4 units
  • Education 192, Internship in Education, variable units*
  • Education 198, Directed Group Study, variable units*
  • Education 199, Independent Study, variable units*

Approved Courses Outside of Education

  • African American & African Studies 130: Education in the African American Community, 4 units
  • American Studies 152: The Lives of Children in America, 4 units
  • Biological Sciences 195A or B: K-12 Science Teaching Internship, 4 units *
  • Chicano Studies 102A: Chicana/o Feminist Theoretical Understandings of K-20 Educational Disparities, 4 units
  • Chicano Studies 102B: Grassroots Community Activism & Mobilization Efforts Challenging Educational Inequity, 4 units
  • Chicano Studies 102C: Policy & Law Challenging Segregation & Educational Inequity, 4 units
  • Chicano Studies 132:  Political Economy of Chicano/a Communities, 4 units
  • Chicano Studies 192: Davis Bridge Program Tutoring
    • Internship as a tutor, teacher’s aide, or peer counselor in a school or educational counseling setting under the supervision of a faculty member. (1-3 units) May be repeated for credit. Must be Davis Bridge program to count towards the minor
  • Chicano Studies 198: Directed Group Study, 4 units* (MUST be taught by Prof Natalia Deeb Sossa for the minor-subject to verification)
  • Economics 152:  Economics of Education, 4 units
  • Geology 185A: Conceptual Integrated Science for Non-Science Majors: The Physical World: 2 units
  • Geology 185B: Conceptual Integrated Science for Non-Science Majors: Earth System Science: 2 units
  • Human Development 100A, Infancy and Early Childhood, 4 units
  • Human Development 100B, Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 4 units
  • Human Development 101, Cognitive Development, 4 units (same as PSYC 141)
  • Linguistics 173, Language Development, 4 units (same as EDU 173)
  • Linguistics 180: Second Language Learning and Teaching, 4 units
  • Mathematics 197TC: Tutoring Mathematics in the Community 1-5 units *
  • Psychology 130, Human Learning and Memory, 4 units
  • Psychology 132, Language and Cognition, 4 units
  • Psychology 141, Cognitive Development, 4 units (same as HDE 101)
  • Science & Society 120, Science Communication and Education (MUST be taught by Dr. Heidi Ballard for the minor-subject to verification)
  • Sociology 124, Sociology of Education OR Education & Inequality in the US, 4 units (either class title allowed)
  • Spanish 116, Applied Spanish Linguistics, 4 units
  • Spanish 117, Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the U.S.: Praxis and Theory, 4 units
  • UWP 197TC: Writing Ambassadors K-12 Internship 2-4 units *
  • UWP 104D: Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education, 4 units

* Elective courses may include only up to 4 units of internship credit toward the minor. For the minor: EDU 192, 198 & 199 must be taken under the supervision of a School of Education faculty member and a signed/completed contract form must be on file in the School of Education Building room 261 (Student Services Office) before taking the class.

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