Dec 02, 2023
The Environmental Studies, Preparation for Teaching, BA , offered by the Department of Environmental Studies , is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary or middle school. The course work satisfies University requirements for a BA in Environmental Studies and is a program approved by the Teacher Credentialing in the State of California (CTC) for waiver of the Commission-approved subject matter examination (CSET for Multiple Subjects). Thus, students completing this program are eligible to apply for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) program.
Students completing this program must also meet all other credential program standards. 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
|Major Core Requirements
|Multiple Subjects Preparation Core
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.
Core Lower Division General Education (9 units)
Of the 39 units required by the university, 30 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with a major advisor for details.
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.
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)
All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses .
Major Requirements (101-116 units)
Multiple Subjects Preparation Core Curriculum Requirements (73-82 units)
Reading, Language and Literature (22-25 units)
History and Social Science (15 units)
African American Studies
Must complete both AFAM 2A and AFAM 2B to meet requirement.
Asian American History
Must complete both AAS 33A and AAS 33B to meet requirement.
Chicana and Chicano Studies
Must complete both CCS 10A and CCS 10B to meet requirement.
Must complete both HIST 15 and POLS 15 to meet requirement.
Visual and Performing Arts (9 units)
Complete two courses (6 units):
Physical Education and Health (3-6 units)
Complete one sequence:
Human Development (3-6 units)
Complete one sequence:
Advisor Approved Electives (0-8 units)
Total Units Required (120 units)