Interested in a career in education or want to learn more about teaching and learning? With the new Online Education Minor, “Educating for the 21st Century,” you can earn a Minor in Education in just two summers (courses are often available during the academic year as well). You will gain experience not just learning about educational theories, but also real-word experience as teacher-mentors through our unique practicum experience. Our online courses explore a range of topics related to key issues in education, such as digital literacy, virtual learning environments, and global education.
To receive a Minor in Education, Berkeley students must take one required course, EDUC W190, and three electives, plus complete three practicum experiences. We welcome non-Berkeley students, too, who can enroll in individual courses or earn a UC Berkeley Education Certificate by completing all of the above.
One required core course:
Choose three electives:
EDUC W140 AC The Art of Making Meaning
EDUC W141 Exploring Digital Pedagogy
EDUC W142 Education in a Global World
EDUC W153 Research in Education: Studying Educational Inequality and Possibility
EDUC W161 Digital Learning Environments
EDUC W144 - Practicum in Education (1-3 units)
Practicum in Education is designed to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to gain knowledge of qualitative research methods through critically reflecting on practicum work conducted in an educational setting. Students have the option of conducting practicum work in one of four course strands: (1) working with K-12 youth or peers; (2) conducting guided research; (3) working in an education-providing institution; and (4) course assistance in a university class. Students will be guided in these activities via the on line practicum course. Our Ed Minor team can help place you at a field work site. Students must complete 3 practicum course units for the Minor, either in one semester by enrolling in 3 units or over 2 or 3 semesters by enrolling multiple times for 1 or 2 units.
Please note that a practicum experience is included as a part of EDUC W140, so students who complete this course will be required to complete only two additional practicum units.
APPLYING TO THE ONLINE EDUCATION MINOR:
1) Make sure you understand the requirements and have your questions answered by contacting the Ed Minor Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-643-9303.
2) When you are ready to apply to the online Education Minor:
• UC Berkeley students apply through the APPLYING page of the main Ed Minor website.
• All others, including students at other UCs, apply HERE.