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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Adolescent Development, Preparation for Teaching W/CSET Waiver, BA

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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 Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD). The SJSU pattern of Preparation for Teaching course requirements is designed for students who begin their college careers in this major. New students or transfer students in this BA track should see a department advisor during the first semester for a list of the required courses. Students who are transfers or who are changing into this major, in consultation with a department advisor, identify the course work appropriate for the individual. Information about ChAD advising and to make an appointment can be found on the department website:

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the state of California (CCTC) recognizes Teacher Prep degrees as verification of subject matter competence. The following course work, offered by the Department of Child and Adolescent Development , satisfies San José State University’s requirements for a BA in ChAD, and is a program approved by the CCTC for waiver of the subject matter examination (CSET for Multiple Subjects) required to earn a teaching credential. (See Preparation for Teaching w/o CSET waiver)

Maintaining a minimum grade point 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 17
Major Requirements 39
Multiple Subjects Preparation Core 63-64
University Electives 0-1
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate 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 (17 units)

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 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with 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 (6 units)

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. 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 with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

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 Requiremetns (39 units)

Multiple Subjects Preparation Core Curriculum (63-64 units)

Additional requirements for Multiple Subjects Preparation Core Curriculum

Complete One Course From:

Science (15 units)

For the CSET waiver, students need to take PHYS 1  AND CHEM 30A .

Visual and Performing Arts (9 units)

Physical Education and Health (3 units)

University Electives (0-1 units)

Highly recommend Foreign language and technology requirements for teaching credential (see Credential Information Services).

Total Units Required (120 units)

**Note Students without the CSET waiver have more flexibility in their GE options.

Note: The following courses, CHAD 159  and CHAD 195 , may be repeated only once.

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