The History teaching specialization is designed for prospective secondary History/Social Science teachers. Students receive a B.A. in History, but they complete a sequence of classes that satisfies the state-mandated requirement in subject matter competence for the Single Subject Teaching Credential.
Within the History major, students in the History/Social Science Teaching Emphasis must, as part of their BA program, take the following courses:
In addition, students should select US History as one of their fields of emphasis in the History major.
The state-mandated certification requirements also include several Social Science courses outside the History major. Students in the History/Social Science Teaching Emphasis must, in meeting their General Education requirements, take the following courses:
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 should begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year by taking the following course: EDSS 300S Introduction to Teaching Social Science
With careful planning, it is possible to complete all the credential program courses, except student teaching, while fulfilling the requirements of the undergraduate degree in History. Courses in the Single Subject Credential Program 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 History/Social Science Credential Program Advisor early to plan their program.