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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 (40 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 GE Composition (Area A1).
  • HIST 173 Recent United State History (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course and ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • 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 HIST 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 218 Global Politics (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirement; POSC 100.

History/Social Science Teaching:

  • EDSS 300S Intro to Teaching - Social Science
    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 309, HIST 319, HIST 338, HIST 370 (same as CHLS 300), HIST 394, HIST 406A, HIST 470, HIST 483, HIST 485A, HIST 485B, HIST 486, HIST 490.

2. United States Studies

Candidates must select six units from the following:

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

3. Global Studies

Candidates must select six units from the following:

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

*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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