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.