"Be the change, to see the change"
Not everyone aspires to be a teacher, but we are all 'educators' in one sense or another. The faculty in Education invites Occidental's best and brightest to "be the change" by complementing a major course of study with an Education minor. The minor in Education will prepare students to address the complex challenges and issues related to education in our nation's evolving urban school communities. Students will learn to think clearly and analytically about schooling, pedagogy, educational policy and practice in a variety of school- and community-based educational settings.
Viewing the urban school as situated in broader communities is an essential contextual perspective that our program emphasizes. As such, an understanding of the urban community and neighborhood is fundamental in developing the problem solving skills necessary for effective agency in urban educational contexts. With this in mind, the Education Minor integrates foundational coursework with urban community engagement via internships and/or field experiences to provide a rich, collaborative and informative context for school reform, school improvement and educational activism.
Minor in Education
Undergraduates who are considering a career in K-12 teaching or early childhood education are encouraged to complete a minor in Education. However, our courses are also designed to prepare students with vocational interests in Education, more broadly, such as educational policy-making and/or educational activism and organizing at the community-level.
Course Requirements for Minor
As of Fall 2015, the minor in Education requires 22 units of coursework, which must include Education 201, 207 and 300. The remaining courses are elective; students may select from any other courses offered in the department. At least four (4) of the remaining twelve units must be completed in an Education course numbered 313 or higher. The department occasionally accepts courses from other departments for credit. These decisions are made on an individual basis, in consultation with the department chair. No more than four (4) units either from other departments or transfer courses from other institutions (including study abroad courses) will be counted towards the Education minor.
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