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major in Education Sciences builds a theoretical foundation and applied
understandings in the study of education, focusing on four primary areas: human
development, learning, and cognition; societal and policy contexts affecting
education; media and communication systems for learning; and educational
research and evaluation. Students have the option of selecting a specialization
in Early Childhood Learning and Development, After-School Learning and
Development, Children’s Learning and Development, Digital Media and Learning,
English Language Learning, and Research and Evaluation.
Please note: A more exhaustive list of major requirements
and restrictions will be included in the Fall 2014 course catalog. This
represents a summary of the required courses for the major.
Lower Division: 20 units total
- Five lower division courses: Education 10, 15*,
30, 40, 50.
*The following statistics courses are
approved alternatives for Education 15: SocEcol 13 or Stats 7. The following
course sequences are an approved alternative for Education 15 (both courses in
the sequence must be completed): Anthro 10A-B; PoliSci 10A-B; Psych 10A-B;
SocSci 9A-B; SocSci 10A-B.
Upper Division: 28 units total
- One development course (4 units) selected from:
Education 106, 107, 108, 185.
- One learning course (4 units) selected from:
Education 128, 160, 173, 176.
- One educational policy and social context course
(4 units) selected from: Education 124, 126, 145, 149, 150, 175, 182.
- One communications and media course (4 units)
selected from: Education 130, 131, 104E, 125, 134, 151.
- Three additional electives (12 units) in
Education courses numbered 100 to 199*, not including the following
professional education courses: Education 109, 143AW, 143BW, 148, 158. At least
8 units of elective courses must be at the upper division level. A maximum of 8
units for any repeatable Education course (e.g., Education 198, 199) may be
used to satisfy this elective requirement.
*If a student completes one or more
specializations for this major, a maximum of 8 units from other departments
that are used to satisfy specialization requirements may concurrently satisfy
this upper division elective requirement for the major.
Practicum Requirement: 40 hours total
A minimum of 40 hours of field experience or
research in an education setting, satisfied via UCI approved courses that
include a practicum or petition for approval of verifiable hours from course
that are not on the approved practicum course list or hours from educational
fieldwork that is not linked to a UCI course.
Answers to FAQs
- What are the change of major requirements for currently
enrolled UCI students?
- Overall 2.0 g.p.a. and a C or better in one education
- When will change of majors be accepted?
- The major will be listed in the Fall 2014 course catalog
however we will not be able to change majors or add second majors until late
- How do I double major in Education Sciences?
- Students must receive permission from their primary
major’s academic unit to add the major in Education Sciences. Students will not
be permitted to remain at UCI for a fifth year to complete the major in
- Can I do the Education Sciences major and the Educational
- How do I satisfy the practicum requirement?
- Link to fieldwork page for Ed minor: http://education.uci.edu/academic_programs/umes/experience.php
- Does this major lead to a teaching credential?
- The Education Sciences major will provide
preparation to enter a teaching credential program upon graduation but it is
not a professional educational degree. Students interested in teaching single
subjects should consider double majoring in the field they wish to teach. Math
and science students should complete the Cal Teach 4 year academic program to
earn a teaching credential and a bachelor’s degree(education.uci.edu/calteach).
Multiple subject candidates should consider completing the Early Childhood
Learning and Development or Children’s Learning and Development
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- What are the requirements for transfer students?
- Transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 g.pa. See
assist.org for articulated coursework.
- When will the major be available for freshmen applicants?
- The major will appear on the UC application beginning
Fall 2014 for Fall 2015 enrollment.
- Will the School of Education accept students seeking a
second bachelor’s degree?
- At this time we will not be accepting candidates seeking
a second bachelor’s degree.
- Who do I contact for more information about the major?