• ED 100/101 Explorations in Teaching (4)
  • ED 160/161 Technology in the Classroom (2)
  • ED 105 Cultural Diversity (4)
  • ENG 106 Language Acquisition (4)
  • KNS 156 Health in the Classroom (2)
  • ED 130 Special Education in the Classroom (2)
  • Elective upper-division course approved by the Education Department Chair (2-4)

*It is important to note that a minor would not apply to Liberal Studies or Music Education Majors

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Career Paths

Graduates teach in a variety of K – 12 classroom settings from public to private, and many teach in international schools. After several years teaching in the field, graduates often pursue educational administration, school counseling, or even add an additional credential.

Alumni Receive Awards

Christina Pena Eckert ’17 received the 2021 Distinguished New Educator Award in Santa Barbara County and was honored at Santa Barbara's Salute to Teachers event in November 2021. Christina teaches Spanish and AVID at Carpinteria Middle School. 

Emily Hagen ’14 received the 2017 Support Employee of the Year for her work as an Intervention Specialist at Theodore Judah Elementary School. 

Katie Curry ’13 received the 2014 Santa Barbara County Young Educator of the Year award.

Ema Diaz Edrington ‘12 received the 2015 Carpinteria Educator of the Year for her work at an alternative high school.

Alana Woodin '10 received Orange Cove's Community 2017 Educator of the Year Award, Westmont Education Department's 2018 Excellence in Education Award, and Westmont's 2018 Young Alumni of the Year for her work with AVID students. 

Kendra Yancey '10 received the 2018 Capistrano Valley High School "Teachers are Heroes" award.

Mike Lynch '09, Dos Pueblos High School science teacher, was honored at Westmont's 85th Anniversary Gala in October 2022. Mike was honored as an outstanding alumnae for his contributions to education.