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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

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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 for non-History majors to demonstrate subject matter competence by course work for the History/Social Science teaching credential, candidates must complete 39 units from the core requirements listed below, which may be taken as part of the BA major or as electives. Students must also complete 15 additional units in the breadth area. Prospective students should consult with the History/Social Social Science Credential Advisor in the History department early to plan their program.

Requirements

Core (39 units)

Take each of the following courses:

History:

  • HIST 172 Early United States History (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course and ENGL 100 or equivalent.
  • HIST 173 Recent United State History (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course and ENGL 100 or equivalent.
  • HIST 211 World History: Origins to 1500 (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • HIST 212 World Since 1500 (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • HIST 396 Contemporary World History (3)
    Prerequisite: HIST 211 or 131 or consent of undergraduate/graduate advisor.
  • HIST 473 California History (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Economics:

  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Geography:

  • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
  • GEOG 306 United States and Canada (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement.

Political Science:

  • POSC 100 Introduction to American Government (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.
  • POSC 215 Issues of Comparative Politics (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirement; POSC 100.

History/Social Science Teaching:

  • EDSS 300S Intro to Teaching - Social Science (3)
    Prerequisite: Advanced sophomore or junior standing

Capstone:

  • HIST 401 History for Secondary Social Science Teachers (4)
    Prerequisites: completed a majority of all coursework in the Social Science Subject Matter Program. Capstone course for students in Social Science Subject Matter Program.

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 309I, 319, 338, 370 (same as CHLS 300), 394, 406A, 406B, 469, 470, 483, 485A, 485B, 486, 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 301; 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, 385I, 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 Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science, prospective History/Social Science teachers are also required to compete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Teaching 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 History/Social Science Education Credential Program Advisor in the History Department to plan their program.

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