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 CalTeach Minor in Science and Math Education prepares students for a career in the modern public school classroom. With a course sequence designed to work alongside a math, science, or engineering major, the CalTeach minor explores teaching techniques, education research, student cognition, and current issues in public education. The CalTeach minor 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.
The minor in Science and Math Education requires 6 courses:
K-8 Teaching and Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in the Science and Mathematics Classroom
Knowing and Learning in Math and Science
Classroom Interactions: Focus on Equity in Urban Schools
Research Methods for Science and Math K–12 Teachers
HISTORY 100ST, 138T, 180T, or 182AT
History of Science with CalTeach Perspectives Section
Finish in Four
There are many ways to complete a bachelor’s degree, the CalTeach minor, and receive your teaching credential in four years. See Course Pathways for suggestions for approaches to completing the recommended course sequence. We will work closely with you and your major advisor to help plan your future courses. Get started by dropping by the Advising & Resource Center or by making an appointment with our Student Services Coordinator
CalTeach works closely with incoming and current transfer students interested in the program to create a manageable course plan that will allow them to complete their degree and the CalTeach minor during their years at UC Berkeley. Take a look at our course pathways or, for more information, get in touch with our Student Services Coordinator.
Approved Majors for Credential Program
Wish to get started as a freshman? Sophomore? Transfer student? Use our pathway tool to view the recommended pathway for you.
Students who complete the minor are eligible to apply for the CalTeach Credential program, a unique opportunity to graduate with both a degree and a teaching credential.