May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies, Preparation for Teaching, BA


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This major, offered by the Department of Environmental Studies , is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. Students who wish to pursue a high school teaching career should complete a BA or BS in Environmental Studies in consultation with the department’s undergraduate advisor for teaching. The following course work satisfies San José State University’s requirements for a BA in Environmental Studies. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the state of California (CCTC) no longer recognizes Teacher Prep degrees as verification of subject matter competence. In order to verify subject matter competence for Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) individuals must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(CSET for Multiple Subjects).

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 11
Major Core Requirements 24-25
Multiple Subjects Preparation Core 73-82
Internship 3
University Electives 0-9
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 (11 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


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.

See courses in requirements of major, or 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 Requirements (100-110 units)


Specialized Courses (12-13 units)


Complete One Area of Specialized Coursework

Multiple Subjects Preparation Core Curriculum Requirements (73-82 units)


Reading, Language and Literature (22-25 units)


Complete One Sequence From:

Asian American History

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

US History

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

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:

Internship (3 units)


University Electives (0-9 units)


Total Units Required (120 units)


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