Minor Program in Education

Who Should Apply?


  • Any undergraduate
  • Those who plan to enter teaching
  • Anyone with an interest in public policy, social science, cultural studies, and learning/teaching in a broad range of human contexts
  • Anyone needing more upper division units in their undergraduate degree
  • Graduates who want courses in education before commencing a Master's degree
  • Anyone interested in a master's or doctoral degree in Education

Six courses total are offered in the series. EDUC 250 Democracy in Education is the required first course (pre-requisite/co-requisite). Complete the remaining 5 courses and receive your Minor in Education. Liberal Studies students (general track) may also choose among these courses for your required Concentration (16 units total). In addition, students with a Bachelor's Degree may complete all 6 courses as a post-baccalaureate program option to receive a Certificate. Any of these courses may also be taken simply as an elective. Take a look at our Minor in Education flyer.

Course Schedule

EDUC 250 Democracy and Education (required course)
Role of education in a democratic society: ideology, cultural background, and contemporary movements.

EDUC 320 Diversity in Education
How race and ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation shape American education.

EDUC 330 Education and Special Populations
Legislation, policy and practice with regard to the inclusion of English learners, persons with disabilities,
gifted and talented, adults, students in correctional institutions.

EDUC 340 Social Class, Poverty, and Education
Social class, economic inequality, effects of statutory, regulatory and economic policy decisions.

EDUC 350 History of Schooling
Key events & global/local social movements shaping education in the USA.

EDUC 360 Education for Peace and Nonviolence
Role of schooling in promoting human rights, resolving conflict, and producing safer schools and a more peaceful world.

  • Fall: EDUC 250; EDUC 320
  • Winter: EDUC 250; EDUC 330; EDUC 340
  • Spring: EDUC 250; EDUC 350; EDUC 360

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Enrique Murillo, Jr.
Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D.
909 537-5632