Program: B.A., Chicano and Chicana Studies
Chicana/o Studies Social Science Subject Matter Waiver Program Option
The California State University, Northridge, Department of Chicana/o Studies Social Science Subject Matter Waiver (Bachelor of Arts) is a 54-unit program designed to prepare prospective teachers of social science/history to teach 6-12th grade students who attend California public schools. The program engages prospective teachers in core and extended study courses that are aligned with and build upon the state-adopted History-Social Science Content Standards and the History-Social Science Framework. Future teachers practice relevant history/social science tools, methods, and skills and are introduced to important concerns in schools, such as addressing the needs of Second Language Learners, undocumented students, special needs and diverse students. The program supports prospective teachers in addressing issues of equity and diversity, including incorporating ethnic studies content and perspectives into the state-adopted curriculum.
Students who have successfully completed the program will have demonstrated subject matter competency in the Social Sciences and, thus, will not be required to pass the California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET) Social Sciences. Students completing the program are encouraged to apply to a teaching credential program. Consult with an advisor in the Chicana/o Studies department at (818) 677-2734 for further information.
1. Core Coursework (36 units)
a. Economics (3 units)
b. Geography (6 units)
c. History (21 units)
AFRS 272 African-American History Since 1865 (3)
CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
CHS 445 History of the Chicano (3)
HIST 110 World History to 1500 (3)
HIST 111 World History Since 1500 (3)
HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
HIST 271 The United States Since 1865 (3)