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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)
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education   
ED211  Framework for U.S. 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 This is a two-block course.

Category: Psychology (one unit) 

ED311  Educational Psychology  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 
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies 
ED385  Environmental Education 

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED477  Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods 

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

Category: Educational Policy and Reform (one unit) 

ED415  Educational Interventions 
ED425  Innovations & Social Justice in Public Education
ED430  Policy and Politics in American Education 
ED455  Education Reform in the 21st Century

Category: Advanced Research (one unit)

ED490  Advanced Research

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