Minor Program

About the Minor

The CalTeach minor, also known as the minor in Science and Math Education, consists of six courses which explore different aspects of science and mathematics education with an emphasis on secondary-level curricula. While the courses focus on math and science education, any Berkeley undergraduate is eligible to declare and complete the minor.

The minor program explores teaching techniques, education research, student cognition, and current issues in public education, including a hands-on field placement component. It also prepares undergraduates for the CalTeach Credential Program, a singular opportunity to simultaneously earn a bachelor’s degree and a California math or science teaching credential.

Minor Courses:

  1. EDSTEM 82 or 82T: K-8 Teaching and Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in the Science and Mathematics Classroom

  2. EDUC 130:Knowing and Learning in Math and Science

  3. EDUC 131AC: Classroom Interactions: Focus on Equity in Urban Schools
  4. UGIS/EDUC C122: Research Methods for Science and Math K–12 Teachers
  5. HISTORY 100ST, 138T, 180T, or 182AT: History of Science with CalTeach Perspectives Section
  6. EDSTEM 187: Project-Based Instruction