Major in Education Sciences
The major in Education Sciences provides a foundation for the study of education, focused on four domains. These include
Students in the major have the option of completing up to two specializations:
With advanced planning, students in the major can complete a minor or second major in another discipline.
The B.A. in Education Sciences is not a professional degree. However, graduates are well prepared to pursue teacher training. Information for aspiring teachers is available through the UC Irvine School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Education Sciences graduates are prepared for careers in the global knowledge economy, with opportunities to apply learning modalities and technologies in multicultural contexts. Graduates may choose from career opportunities in public education, informatics, higher education, and education software development. Many graduates will pursue advanced degrees leading to instructional credentialing or administrative leadership.
A 2015 Forbes study identified Education as the most popular vocational field for recent university graduates.
Minor in Educational Studies
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.