Social Science Teacher Preparation Program

Arts & Humanities (ah)

Department of History

Department Chair: Douglas Dodd

Office: Humanities Office Building (HOB), 131

Phone: (661) 654-3079


Program Maps for Arts and Humanities

Requirements for the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program

The Social Science Subject Matter Preparation Program is designed for students interested in a career teaching social science at the secondary school level. The program satisfies the requirements set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), which has authorized CSUB to offer an approved single-subject teacher preparation program in Social Science. The program provides subject matter preparation for entry into a single subject credential program. Students who successfully complete and meet the program requirements can request subject matter certification from the program coordinator. While the subject matter program is not an academic major, course work for the program can be used to satisfy requirements in certain academic majors, and in CSUB’s General Education program. It is therefore important that students meet regularly with the Social Science Program Coordinator for advising. Please note that the Social Science Subject Matter program certified in 1992 expired July 1, 2009. Students who began course work prior to 2009, but who did not complete all program requirements, must complete the requirements of the new CCTC approved program or pass all parts of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Social Science. The new program follows. For more information, contact the program coordinator, Alicia Rodriquez, 661-654-2166.