Academic Programs

Graduate School of Education

Aiming towards the ideal of enabling all people to achieve maximum benefit from their educational experiences, the Stanford Graduate School of Education seeks to continue as a world leader in ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary inquiries that shape educational practices, their conceptual underpinnings and the professions that serve the enterprise.

The School also seeks to develop the knowledge, wisdom and imagination of its students to enable them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of education around the globe.

Learn more about the school on the Graduate School of Education website.



The undergraduate minor in the field of Education is structured to provide a substantial introduction to Education through a broad-based and focused study of educational research, theory and practice. The goals of the minor are to allow undergraduates to develop an understanding of the core issues facing educators and policymakers, to make connections to their major programs of study and to provide rigorous preparation for graduate studies in Education.

  • Degrees offered: Minor
  • Units required: 20
  • Research opportunities are available.


  • Teaching and Learning
  • Education Research and Policy
  • Educational Technology

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • Sociology of Education
  • History of Education in the U.S.
  • Theory and Issues in the Study of Bilingualism
  • Introduction to Education Research for Undergraduates

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Updated on February 11, 2015 11:06 AM