Minor in Education

The Department of Education & Child Development offers a minor in Education.

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.

A master’s degree is also offered in education. Visit the Graduate Program in Education page for more information.

For the Minor in Elementary Education

A minor in elementary education requires 20-21 credits, including CHDV 105, CHDV 315 or 330, EDUC 401, 402, 404, 406, and one additional course from an approved list.

For the Minor in Secondary Education

A minor in secondary education requires 20-21 credits, including CHDV 105 or PSYC 344, EDUC 300, EDUC 401, 403, 404, 406, and one additional course from an approved list.

Coursework

  • CHDV 105 Introduction to Child Development or PSYC 344 Psychology of Adolescence
  • EDUC 300 Sociological & Historical Perspectives on Education
  • EDUC 401 Teaching Diverse Learners
  • EDUC 403 Content Area Literacy
  • EDUC 404 Second Language Acquisition and Methodology
  • EDUC 406 Learning and Learners

Approved Additional Courses (select 1)

  • EDUC 250 Urban Education
  • EDUC 255 Perspectives on Science Education
  • EDUC 301 Heritage, Identity, and Empowerment
  • EDUC 408 Single Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy I
  • EDUC 409 Single Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy II
  • EDUC 429 Introduction to Exceptional Learners or
  • A course approved by the Education and Child Development Department