The Minor in Education, offered by the Department of Teacher Education, is available to students who are interested in education from a variety of perspectives. Students in a degree program who may want to work with children in capacities inside or outside the classroom may be interested in this minor. For example, students interested in the following career paths could benefit from this course of study: becoming a teacher, working in the non-profit sector (e.g., educational foundations) or in any type of child advocacy work such as law or social work; or anyone working in a diverse environment where understanding how individuals learn and process information could benefit. Successful completion of the minor will enable students to earn 12 credits toward their multiple subject teaching credential.
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 completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.