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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies, Preparation for Teaching, BA

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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 11
Major Core Requirements 25
Multiple Subjects Preparation Core 73-79
Internship 3-9
University Electives 0-8
Total 120

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.

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 ).

Exceptions for University Graduation Requirements  apply to this major. 

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.

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.

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 .

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course with a  grade of C or better (C- not accepted) to meet graduation requirements. For this major, the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  is satisfied by a course in the major.

Major Requirements (101-113 units)

Multiple Subjects Preparation Core Curriculum Requirements (73-79 units)

Reading, Language and Literature (22-25 units)

Complete one sequence:

Asian American History

Must complete both AAS 33A  and AAS 33B  to meet requirement. 

U.S. History

Must complete both HIST 15  and POLS 15  to meet requirement.

Science (12 units)

ENVS 158 - Environmental Education  is also a required Science course, but it is completed as part of the Core Courses.

Visual and Performing Arts (9 units)

Physical Education and Health (3-6 units)

Complete one sequence:

Human Development (3 units)

Complete one course:

Internship (3-9 units)

Advisor Approved Electives (0-8 units)

Total Units Required (120 units)

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