Undergraduate Minor in Education

The Undergraduate Minor in Education (UME) at UC Berkeley provides students with an opportunity to examine systematically an institution that occupies a unique position in society and profoundly influences the lives of virtually every member of society. This program, housed in the Graduate School of Education (GSE), enables undergraduate students to gain a critical understanding of the correlations between education and the development of societies and individuals. The primary focus of the UME is on potential as well as existing models of education in our diverse society.

The UME enrolls a diverse student body, offers an expanding variety of coursework and is suitable for students who are considering a career in education or teaching, as well as those seeking a more general background about educational topics for other fields of study.  UME students will encounter the wide array of professional possibilities in the field of education, enabling those considering a career in this field to make an informed choice.


We also offer an on-line Minor in Education that is open to Berkeley and non-Berkeley students, and can be completed in two summers. For Berkeley students, courses are also offered duing the academic year. Learn more

Read what graduates have said about the Undergraduate Minor in Education.

The Faculty Director is Professor Glynda Hull, who holds the Elizabeth H. and Eugene A. Shurtleff Chair in Undergraduate Education. Her research focuses on improving K-12 education with a focus on literacy, language, and technology.   
The Chair of the Education Minor Committee is Professor Erin Murphy-Graham. Her research focuses on three inter-related areas: 1) the process by which education can foster the empowerment of girls and women, and the theorization of what empowerment entails; 2) the role of education in changing how students relate to others, particularly in their intimate relationships and in building trust; 3) the rigorous evaluation of educational programs that have demonstrated potential to empower youth and adults in Latin America.  

For further information about the Minor, including current course and field studies lists, please use the links on the right.


Aileen Rothenberg, Advisor
Undergraduate Minor in Education
2121Berkeley Way, Room 2210
2nd Floor, Student Services
(510) 643-9303


Aileen Rothenberg
Education Minor Advisor