Education and Computing

The Education and Computing minor aims to apply skills and knowledge of computer programing and STEM pedagogy to issues in education and society. The Education and Computing minor will support students who plan to enter research, policy and teaching in STEM education.

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Skills
  • Java
  • Python
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Block-based programming logic
  • Algorithmic and computational thinking
Careers
  • STEM Teacher
  • K-12 Administrator
  • Non-Profit Administration

Requirements

  • All minors at USC need 16 units that only meet minor requirements and do not meet any other major, minor, or GE requirement.
  • All courses completed for your minor or specialization must be completed for a letter grade.
  • You must earn a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the courses completed for your minor or specialization.

Minor (18 units)
Core Requirements (18 units):

ITP-115 “Programming in Python” (2 units)

ITP-330 "Computational Thinking Through Programming" (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-115/116 or ITP-165 or CSCI-102]

EDUC-435 "Education and Society Curriculum and Pedagogy" (4 units)

EDUC-436 "Application of Mathematics" (4 units)

ITP-430 "Computational Education Capstone" (4 units) [prerequisite: (ITP-115 and ITP-330) and (EDUC-435 or EDUC-436)]

 

 

Specialization (8 units)
Core Requirements (8 units):

ITP-115 “Programming in Python” (2 units)

ITP-330 "Computational Thinking Through Programming" (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-115/116 or ITP-165 or CSCI-102]

Choose One of the Following (4 units):

EDUC-435 "Education and Society Curriculum and Pedagogy" (4 units)

EDUC-436 "Application of Mathematics" (4 units)


Course Plan

Use the chart below to plan your course schedule to complete your minor. Pay careful attention to prerequisites. Make sure you consult with your major advisor about how best to incorporate the requirements for your minor with your major and general education requirements.

Please contact our academic advisors with questions about course sequencing, departmental clearance and course substitutions.

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Next steps

How can I add this program?

Apply online

Current USC students can use our online application to declare a minor or specialization. Your application will be processed within 4 to 9 business days, and you will be notified at your official USC email address of your admission to the program of your choice.

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Contact us with questions

If you have a question about the program, you're welcome to write to us or schedule an advisement appointment. We can help you navigate our program requirements and resources and refer you to other offices as needed.

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