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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

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Specialization in History/Social Science Teaching

The History/Social Science 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. As part of the major, students in the History/Social Science Teaching Emphasis must take the following courses:

  • HIST 172 Early United States (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 History: 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
  • 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.

In addition, students should select US History as one of their fields of emphasis in the History major.

The state-mandated subject matter competence requirement also includes 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:

  • POSC 100 Introduction to American Government (3)
    (fulfills GE Category D1b: Constitution & American Ideals)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    (fulfills GE Category D2: Social and Behavioral Sciences and History)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3)
    (fulfills GE Category D2: Social and Behavioral Sciences and History)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
  • GEOG 306 United States and Canada (3)
    (fulfills GE Category D2: Social and Behavioral Sciences and History)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement.
  • POSC 215 Issues of Comparative Politics (3)
    (fulfills GE Category D2: Social and Behavioral Sciences and History)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirement; POSC 100.
  • EDSS 300S Intro to Teaching - Social Science (3)
    Prerequisite: Advanced sophomore or junior standing

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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