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History

Credential Programs

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Social Science (code 185)

The core discipline in the California State History/Social Science curriculum is History, but courses in the subject matter program also align with social science majors such as Political Science, Economics, and Geography. In order to demonstrate subject matter competence by course work for the Social Science teaching credential, candidates must complete 39 units from the menu of core requirements listed below, which may be taken as part of the History BA major. Students must complete 15 additional units in the breadth area. Consult the department's Social Science Education Credential Advisor.

Core Requirements (39 units)

  • Take each of the following courses:
    • History:
      • HIST 172 Early United States History (3)
      • HIST 173 Recent United State History (3)
      • HIST 211 World History: Origins to 1500 (3)
      • HIST 212 World History: Since 1500 (3)
      • HIST 396 Contemporary World History (3)
      • HIST 473 California History (3)
    • Economics:
      • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • Geography:
      • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3)
      • GEOG 306 United States and Canada (3)
    • Political Science:
      • POSC 100 Introduction to American Government (3)
      • POSC 215 Issues of Comparative Politics (3)
    • Introduction to History-Social Science Teaching:
      • EDSS 300 Introduction to Teaching (3)
    • Capstone:
      • HIST 401 Hist for Secondary Social Science Teach (3)

Breadth Requirements (15 units)

Courses must be selected from each of the following fields.

1. Diversity in History

  • Candidates must select three units from the following: HIST 338, 370 (same as CHLS 300), 394, 406A, 406B, 469, 485A, 485B, 486, or 490.

2. United States Studies

  • Candidates must select six units from the following:
    • AFRS 332, 400; AIS 335, 485; ASAM 335I, 345, 346; ANTH 321, 322, 329; AMST 310, 350I; CHLS 300 (same as HIST 370)*, 350; ECON 355; GEOG 304; HIST 370 (same as CHLS 300)*, 371, 372, 373, 375, 376, 378, 379, 380A, 380B, 407I, 451, 469*, 471, 474I, 475, 477A, 477B, 478, 479, 480, 482I, 485A*, 485B*, 486*; PHIL 451I; POSC 308, 311, 312, 321, 323, 326, 412, 423, 424; RST 302I, 482I; SOC 420, 427; WGSS 308, 315, 318, 320.

3. Global Studies

  • Candidates must select six units from the following:
    • AFRS 304; ANTH 307I, 323, 324, 332, 333, 335, 345; ASAM 301I; CHLS 450I; ECON 366, 372; GEOG 308I, 309I, 313I, 314I, 315I, 316, 318, 321, 322; HIST 304, 332, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338*, 339, 340, 341A, 341B, 353, 356, 357, 362, 364, 365, 382A, 382B, 383A. 383B, 384, 385, 386, 388, 391, 392, 394*, 400I, 406A*, 406B*, 407I, 409, 416, 418, 431, 432, 440, 441, 443, 461, 462, 463, 488, 491; POSC 358, 362, 367, 371; RST 308, 344, 352, 353I, 383I.

*Cannot be used as part of this breadth requirement if this course is chosen as part of the Diversity in History requirement

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Social Science, prospective History/Social Science teachers are also required to compete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all the credential program courses, except student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult with the Social Science Education Credential Program Advisor early to plan their program.