Jan 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Social Science, Preparation for Teaching (Multiple Subject), BA (Not Accepting Students)


This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University’s requirements for a BA in Social Science. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the state of California (CCTC) recognizes the Social Science Teacher Preparation Multiple Subject degree as verification of subject matter competence. Individuals who do not complete an approved degree program, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).

Maintaining a minimum grade of average (GPA) of at least 2.87 and completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See “Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California” (see Teaching) for information on application and admission to credential programs.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 14
Major Preparation 3
Major Requirements 36
Multiple Subjects Credential Preparation 54-61
University Electives 6-13
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements


Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).

Core Lower Division General Education (12 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 27 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.

Upper Division General Education


Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123)  requirement may be satisfied in the major (if identified below) or by transfer from a community college or university. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B /HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement.

Consult major advisor for department recommended coursework to meet GE requirement.

Physical Education (2 units)


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (3 units)


Major Requirements (36 units)


Multiple Subjects Preparation Core Curriculum (54-61 units)


Language and Literature (18 units)


Visual and Performing Arts (9 units)


Physical Education and Health (3-6 units)


Complete One Sequence From:

Human Development (3-6 units)


Complete One Sequence From:

University Electives (6-13 units)


Foreign language and technology requirements for teaching credential strongly recommended (see Credential Information Services).

Total Units Required (120 units)