Credential Programs for Prospective Teachers

Because American Studies is interdisciplinary, the major provides a particularly fine background for elementary school teaching and for secondary school teaching in history and the social sciences.

The Center for Careers in Teaching (CCT) web siteOpens in new window provides a wealth of information for students contemplating a career in teaching.You should plan to attend one of their 90 minute general information seminarsOpens in new window to learn about credential program prerequisites, credential requirements, majors, general education, and how to blend these requirements in the most efficient way. You may also want to visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing web siteOpens in new window for additional information.

For more information about American Studies and the History/Social Sciences Credential Program, please talk to Professor Elaine Lewinnek: