Interdisciplinary Major in Social Studies with Secondary Certification

Requirements for Major

  • 14 units including:
    Anthropology and Sociology 248, 250
    Economics and Management 101, 102
    Geological Sciences 111
    History 102, 111, 131, 132, 217, two 300-level history electives (at least one unit of elective must be from African, Asian or Latin American history)
    Political Science 101, 235
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Secondary Certification

Students seeking secondary certification with a major in social studies are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the teacher education program (TEP). Certification in secondary education requires 25 units of course work and necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching.

  • Complete six units of professional sequence course work and four units of student teaching: Education 202, 203, 349, 373, 397, 422 and 432; and Psychology 251. (Psychology 101 is a prerequisite.)
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.

Interdisciplinary Major in Social Studies with Elementary Certification

Requirements for Major

  • 14 units including:
    Anthropology and Sociology 248, 250
    Economics and Management 101, 102
    Geological Sciences 111
    History 102, 111, 131, 132, 217, two 300-level history electives (at least one unit of elective must be from African, Asian or Latin American history)
    Political Science 101, 235
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Elementary Certification

Students seeking elementary certification with a major in social studies are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the teacher education program (TEP). Certification in elementary education requires 32.5 units of course work and necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching.

  • Complete a planned program including:
    Education 319
    English 203 (English 101 is a prerequisite), 348
    IDY 262
    Mathematics 104
    Psychology 251 (Psychology 101 is a prerequisite)
    SCI 285
  • Complete the Education Program professional sequence that includes six units of course work and four units for the student teaching semester: Education 202, 203, 247, 259, 371, 372, 396, 421 and 431.
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.

Interdisciplinary Major in Integrated Science with Elementary Certification

Requirements for Major

  • Nine units including:
    Biology 195, 210
    Chemistry 121, 123
    Geology 103, 115
    Physics 105, 115, 116
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Minor

  • Please note that the courses for the major can be counted toward the minor in the respective field.

Biology—Biology 195, 210 (from major), 215 or 216; 225, 227, or 314; one additional unit in biology (200-level or above) selected with departmental approval; Chemistry 121 (from major).

Chemistry—Chemistry 121, 123 (from major); 206, 211, 301 (with prerequisite of Mathematics 141 or equivalent) or 337.

Geology—Geology 103, 115 (from major); 101, two units (200-level or above) selected with departmental approval.

Physics—Physics 105, 115, 116 (from major); 102 or 245; 205; Geology 101.

Requirements for Elementary Certification

Students seeking elementary certification with a major in integrated science are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the teacher education program (TEP). Certification in elementary education requires 14 units of additional course work and often necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching. Students completing an integrated science major fulfill the certification requirement for a science course with a laboratory as part of the requirements for the major.

  • Complete a planned program including:
    English 203 (English 101 is a prerequisite), 348
    History 131
    IDY 262
    Mathematics 104
    Psychology 251 (Psychology 101 is a prerequisite)
    Education 202, 203, 247, 259, 319, 371, 372; two units (one of which must be in your minor) from 374, 375, 376, 377; 396, 421, 431
  • Complete six units of professional sequence course work and four units of student teaching; Education 202, 203, 247, 259, 371, 372, 396, 421 and 431.
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade.