Social Science Teacher Preparation Program Within the BA in History

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) has authorized CSUB to offer an approved single subject teacher preparation program in Social Science.  The program certified in 1992 expired July 1, 2009.  Students who began course work prior to 2009, but who did not complete all program requirements, must complete the requirements of the new CCTC approved program or pass all parts of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Social Science.  The new program follows.  For information about the program, contact the Social Science Program Coordinator, Alicia Rodriquez, 661-654-2166.

The Social Science Subject Matter Preparation Program is designed for students interested in a career teaching social science at the secondary school level.  The program satisfies the requirement set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), which has authorized CSUB to offer an approved single subject teacher preparation program in Social Science.  The program provides subject matter preparation for entry into a single subject credential program.  Students who sucessfully complete and meet the program requirements can request subject matter certification from the program coordinator.  While the subject matter program is not an academic major, course work for the program can be used to satisfy requirements in certain academic majors, and in CSUB's General Education program.  It is therefore important that students meet regularly with the Social Science Program Coordinator for advising.  Please note that the Social Science Subject Matter program certified in 1992 expired July 1, 2009.  Students who began course work prior to 2009, but who did not complete all program requirements, must complete the requirements of the new CCTC approved program or pass all parts of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Social Science.  The new program follows.  For more information, contact the program coodinator, Alicia Rodriquez, 661-654-2166.

Requirements for the Majors in History and Social Science Preparation Program

I. Core Requirements (9 courses; 25 units)

HIST 1218 and 1228

Five courses from the following:

HIST 1418 and 1428; HIST 3240 or PLSI 3420 ; ECON 2018 and 2028

One of the following:

SOC 3300, or ECON 3550, or PLSI 3370.

And : INST 3900

II. Breadth and Depth requirements (7 courses; 21 units) Choose ONE COURSE from EACH of the following groups:

A. U.S. History 

HIST 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3150

B. World History and Perspectives (One from each group): 

1. Africa/ Asia 

HIST 3410, 3420, 3440, 3470, 3480, 3490 

2. Europe/ Latin America 

HIST 3560, 3570, 3310, 3320, 3330, 4510, 

3. International Relations / Global Perspectives 

ECON 3118, 3410, PLSI 3040, 3320, 3340, 3350, 3360, 3510

C. U.S. Constitution/ Government 

PLSI 3140, 3450, 3210, 3220, 3150 

D. International Economics

ECON 4108, 4400, PLSI 4640

E. Comparative religious/ ethical systems

RS 1108, 1128, 1138, 3208, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3368, 3538, 4528