Preparation for the Major

Two lower-division courses (EDUC 10 or EDUC 11 and EDUC 35) must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of “C” or better. Undergraduate students may repeat a total of 16 units, and only those courses in which they receive a grade of “C-” or lower. “NP” or “U” grades may be repeated to gain unit credit. Repetition of a course more than once requires the approval of the Dean and is granted only under extraordinary circumstances.


The Major

Required: at least 9 upper-division courses distributed as follows:

(1) two courses from each of the following three areas of competency:

Histories and Philosophies of Education—Education M102, M103, M108, 122, C124, C125, 129, 130, 134, 147, 152A, 152B, 152C, 162, 164;

Contexts of Teaching, Learning, and Development—Education M104, 118, 120, 123, 127, 132, 133, M136, 137, 138, 143, M145A, M145B, M145C, C160, CM163, 166, CM178, M190, M190SL, M194A, M194B, M194C, 195CE, 196C, 196D;

Inquiry and Design for Learning—Education 139, 150, 151, 159, 188A, 188B;

(2) Education 180;

(3) Education 181;

(4) at least one additional course in education, for a minimum of 40 total upper-division units.


At least one course taken for the major must satisfy the community engagement requirement – Education M104, 159, 185, 188A, 188B, M190SL, M194A, M194B, M194C, 195CE, 196C, and 196D.


Each course must be taken for a letter grade. The upper-division Education courses must be completed with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0