BA - Social Science Teacher Preparation

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Do you want to be a middle or high school history/social science teacher?

A BA in Social Science Teacher Preparation (SSTP) will equip you with the content knowledge, historical analysis skills, and pedagogical techniques you need to be an effective teacher. History/social science teachers are typically hired to teach survey courses in both United States and World history. However, they are also expected to be able to teach courses in economics, government, geography, or ethnic studies as well. Students who major in SSTP take a wide range of history and social science courses that will prepare them for a career as an educator. Students in the SSTP program will also learn how create and maintain positive learning environments and how to engage students in the learning. The SSTP program is a California Commission on Teacher Preparation (CCTC) approved program. SSTP majors earn a waiver from taking the Social Science CSET.

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Find out more about the SSTP major requirements here [pdf]!

Schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Rouse for major advising: Wendy.Rouse@sjsu.edu

Social Science Teacher Preparation Advising

Office: DMH 239

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