Program Coordinator: Associate Professor Megan Thiele
Office: DMH 224
California’s K-12 public school population has undergone a major demographic change in the last decade. Educational policy leaders are concerned with educational equity, graduation rates, attrition, retention, and increasingly segregated schools. Preparation for the changing landscape of K-12 education includes analyzing, assessing, and developing sound policy recommendations to ensure that public schools are meeting the needs of the diverse student population. The Sociology of Education Minor, offered by the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences , provides students with the latest research and reports on the status of education on a local, state, national, and international level.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.