The mission of the Education Department is to prepare students to be excellent urban educators. Study of pedagogy and content enables our students to advocate for equity and social justice as these issues play out in the classroom and the politics of education.
At Oxy, future teachers are trained to be leaders and to work within a strong community network by grappling with theory and practice through college readings and intensive fieldwork experience. Social constructionist philosophy frames the dynamic relationship between content, knowledge, and pedagogy emphasized in our program. Oxy students collaborate professionally with classroom teachers, parents, and students. They reflect on their teaching practice, and learn to build a community within their own classrooms and beyond. Future teachers are prepared to work, support, and be leaders in pluralistic school communities that embrace diversity and inclusion.
Minor in Education
Course Requirements for Minor
The minor in education allows undergraduate students the opportunity to prepare early for teaching and other service-related professions. Undergraduates, whether considering a career in teaching or not, are encouraged to complete a minor in education. Through the courses offered in this program, students can be better informed of classroom practices; become familiar with children’s cognitive growth and academic expectations; and gain a better understanding of educational policies that affect students and the general public. As an informed citizen, community activist, or future parent, you will want to be knowledgeable about the various issues related to learning and teaching in our schools.
For those of you thinking of a career in teaching, the minor is a great start. You will have quality in-depth classroom experiences through required fieldwork and teaching/tutoring experiences with students. Two of the courses will fulfill the requirements for the California State Level I Teaching Credential and possibly a master of arts in teaching degree as well.
The minor consists of two required courses—Education 201 and 207—and a choice of three from the following list: Education 140 or 141 (2 semesters), 145, 205, 213, 215, 219, 313, 315, 320, or 350 for a total of 20 units.
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