Major Requirements

The following courses currently are required for students pursuing a Justice, Community and Leadership major. This major will meet many of the Core requirements for the College, making it ideal for double majors or minors. Please see a JCL advisor to discuss the range of double majors.

Lower Division (2 courses)

  • JCL 10: Introduction to Justice, Community and Leadership
  • ECON 10: Economics and Society
  • EDUC 20: Introduction to the Teaching Profession (TFT and EDU only)


Upper Division (5.25 courses)

  • JCL 120 Theory and Inquiry in Justice, Community and Leadership
  • JCL 130  Environmental Justice
  • JCL 140  The Global Community
  • JCL 150  Advanced Leadership Theory
  • JCL 196  Senior Capstone Project
  • JCL 190  Senior Assessment & Portfolio (.25 senior portfolio)



Requirements outside the program (7-10 courses):

In addition to the above courses, JCL majors meet other program requirements in conjunction with the SMC Core by selecting from a specific menu of options as they complete Core requirements. 

See the current JCL Core Menu for the most up-to-date list of acceptable courses


Mathematical Understanding (JCL and L4+1, 1 course; EdS and TFT: 2 courses):

Students pursuing the JCL and L4+1 options must take either

  • MATH 4 (Statistics)
  • MATH 10

Students in the EdS and TFT concentrations must take

  • MATH 5 and
  • MATH 6

Both MATH 5 and 6 are specially designed for future teachers.

Scientific Understanding (JCL and L4+1, 1 course; Eds and TFT: 2 courses): 

Students pursuing the JCL and L4+1 options must take one science and lab from the core menu.

Students in the Eds and TFT concentrations must take

  • BIO 50/51
  • One physical science from core menu

For Education Studies and TFT only (Education Concentration students)

  • January Term Field Experience: Jan 121 (or 119 for Montessori minors)
  • Praxis courses for teaching seminar in middle schools (JCL 125) and mini math methods (JCL 124) 
  • PSYCH 1
  • Education 144
  • US History 17/18


For TFT students only (Special Education concentration will take 3 SPED classes)

  • MSTE 263: Curriculum and Instruction -- Literacy I
  • MSTE 345: Curriculum and Instruction -- Humanities
  • MSTE 349: Curriculum and Instruction -- Science