Becoming a Social Science Teacher

Students interested in teaching social science in California can join our 4 + 1 program and graduate with a BA and MA in five years.  

The Single Subject 4+1 program is designed for students who want to teach social science in California.  Students who choose this course of study graduate in five years with a BA in History, their teaching credential, and a MA in Education.

Beginning in their first year, students gain field experience in a classroom in our nearby communities.  During their senior year they begin taking the courses required for their teaching credential.  In the fifth year, they enter the graduate program in the School of Education to complete the credential, spend a full year at a local school, and complete the MA.

Our students finish the program with the theory and the classroom practice necessary to succeed in any California school!