This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. The following course work, offered by the Department of Child and Adolescent Development , 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: www.sjsu.edu/chad/chad-resources/advising/index.html.
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 satisfies San José State University’s requirements for a BA in ChAD, Preparation for Teaching. The department also has a program approved by the CCTC for waiver of the subject matter examination (CSET for Multiple Subjects) required to earn a teaching credential. There are different requirements for this waiver option. If interested see Preparation for Teaching w/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
|Multiple Subjects Preparation Core
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 .
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 .