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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science Teaching, emphasis in Integrated Teacher Education Program (SS-ITEP), B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(SIMS Code: 116704)

This emphasis is designed to combine the degree and credential into a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program. The program is designed to qualify the student for a Social Science degree and a preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science.

A minor is not required with this major.

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Impacted Program

The social science major in preparation for the emphasis in integrated teacher education program (ITEP-SS) is designated as an impacted program.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

To be admitted to the major, students must meet the following criteria:

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements.” Spanish is recommended for those planning to work in this part of the United States.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Students must have fulfilled the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 8 or above before taking TE 405W * and earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.


A minimum of 36 upper division units to include:

United States History

  • Any 500-level U.S. history course (3 units)


Any 500-Level World History Course

(3 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Additional Requirements for Subject Matter Preparation Certification

Certification of subject matter competency offered by social science requires completion of all preparation for the major and major courses with at most one course with a C- or lower among courses listed under preparation for the major, and at most one course with a C- or lower among courses listed under the major. If a course is repeated, the highest grade will count. Certification must be achieved before student teaching.

ITEP Admission Requirements

Students apply for admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program during the spring of their sophomore year. Students who qualify for admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program in social science the summer prior to their junior year must have a GPA of 2.67 or better, passing scores on the CBEST, a documented field experience, and complete program application.


*Required of all single subject ITEP majors regardless of Writing Proficiency Assessment score.

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