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:
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:
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.