Education / Undergraduate Study

Education Studies Minor

The Education Studies minor is intended to address the diverse information needs of the UCLA undergraduate community to (1) allow students to learn more about the multitude of contemporary professional research issues confronting the field of education, (2) understand the complex interactions between the legal, social, political, and economic forces that influence and shape educational policies in America, (3) provide an introductory course sequence for students who wish eventually to pursue careers in education either as teachers or researchers, and (4) offer an analysis of current educational practices by which UCLA students can become better consumers of educational services as future parents, taxpayers, and citizens.

To enter the minor, students must have completed one minor course from the approved course list, have at least sophomore standing with a minimum overall 2.3 (C+) grade-point average, and file an admission application with the Education Studies academic adviser in the Office of Student Services, 1009 Moore Hall. Applicants are expected to be committed to inquiry of issues central to educational research and practice. Students must follow the program of study in effect at the time of their admission. Students completing their sophomore year are encouraged to apply.

Required Upper-Division Courses (32 units minimum): A minimum of four core courses selected from Education M108, 118 through 138, 149, 187, and M194A, M194B, M194C (to be taken concurrently with either M182A, M182B, M182C or M183A, M183B, M183C) and three additional courses selected from the core courses listed above or from 80, 92A through 92F, M102, M103, M112, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, M145A, M145B, 146A, 146B, 147, M148, 162, CM178/CM178L, 185, 191A through 191X, 192A/170A, 192B/170B, 196C.

Only one course from Education 80 and 92A through 92F may be applied toward the elective requirement. Courses CM178/CM178L, 192A/170A, and 192B/170B must be taken concurrently.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.