A certificate program for those who are not currently enrolled UC Berkeley students
Interested in a career in education or want to learn more about teaching and learning? With the Online Education Minor, “Educating for the 21st Century,” you can earn a certificate for a Minor in Education in just two summers (courses are often available during the academic year as well). You will gain experience not just learning about educational theories, but also real-word experience as teacher-mentors through our unique practicum experience. Our online courses explore a range of topics related to key issues in education, such as digital literacy, virtual learning environments, and global education.
To receive a certificate for a Minor in Education, individuals must complete one required course (EDUC W190); three electives; plus three units of practicum experiences. If you choose not to complete the entire certificate program, you are welcome to enroll in individual courses.
For Berkeley Summer Sessions class fees, dates, and information please visit the Summer Sessions website or Student Housing.
How to Enroll in the Online Education Minor
Before you begin your course work, fill out the Virtual Education Minor Declaration form. Please note that there is no application – this is simply so that we can keep track of your certificate progress.
Choose your courses and enroll in summer courses via Berkeley Summer Sessions.
Completing the Summer Minor: Fill out the Completion of Virtual Minor form within two weeks of the start of your final course.
Once it’s confirmed that your course requirements are completed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion document signed by the Dean of the School of Education. Note: Please make sure you've filled out the Declaration form before submitting your Completion Form.
Summer Courses in Education
One required core course:
EDUC W140A The Art of Making Meaning
Choose three electives:
EDUC W141 Exploring Digital Pedagogy
EDUC W142 Education in a Global World
EDUC W153 Research in Education: Studying Educational Inequality and Possibility
EDUC W161 Digital Learning Environments
EDUC W190 Critical Issues in Education
EDUC W144 - Practicum in Education (1-3 units)
Practicum in Education is designed to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to gain knowledge of qualitative research methods through critically reflecting on practicum work conducted in an educational setting. Students have the option of conducting practicum work in one of four course strands: (1) working with K-12 youth or peers; (2) conducting guided research; (3) working in an education-providing institution; and (4) course assistance in a university class. Students will be guided in these activities via the on line practicum course. Our Ed Minor team can help place you at a field work site. Students must complete 3 practicum course units for the Minor, either in one semester by enrolling in 3 units or over 2 or 3 semesters by enrolling multiple times for 1 or 2 units.
Please note that a practicum experience is included as a part of EDUC W140, so students who complete this course will be required to complete only two additional practicum units.
APPLYING TO THE ONLINE EDUCATION MINOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM*
When you are ready to apply to the online Minor in Education Certificate Program, apply here.
For questions, contact the Ed Minor Advisor: email@example.com.
*Currently enrolled UC Berkeley students must apply to the Education Minor through the process described on the webpage, "Applying to the Education Minor."