The minor in Educational Studies is designed to facilitate exploration of a broad range of issues in the field of education. Graduates with the minor may be employed in schools, government, private industry, and non-profit organizations. Many graduates will pursue advanced training leading to teaching careers or administrative leadership. For more information on teacher preparation, please consult the UC Irvine School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching program.
The minor requires completion of a minimum of seven courses (three core courses and four electives), totaling 28 units. At least five courses must be upper-division. Students must also complete a minimum of 40 hours of verifiable field experience or research in an approved educational setting. No more than two non-Education courses (up to 8 units) from the student's major area of study may be used to satisfy requirements for the minor.Current Program Requirements