Prerequisites for the Single Subject Credential Program and Recommended ONLINE Course Substitutions

If you wish to use one of these alternative courses as a prerequisite, you will still need to complete the Request for Substitution form  and submit to the School of Education.  One form is required per SSU course.  Transcripts and course descriptions must accompany this form.

Prerequisite courses required:

  • EDUC 417, School and Society (3 units, prerequisite for Single Subject and Multiple Subject)

  • EDSS 418, Development in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (3 units)

SSU Catalog Description: EDUC 417 School & Society*

A critical examination of current issues in today’s schools and future directions in education through the perspectives of history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and the politics of education. Content includes: trends, movements, and issues of the development of our present-day school systems and current educational practice; development of an individual philosophy of education through examination and evaluation of educational philosophies from early Greek through modern/post-modern thought; analysis of American society and its effect on the functioning of schools; the role of explicit and implicit cultural assumptions in educational contexts; and the influence of federal, state, and local governing agencies, the knowledge industry, and special-interest groups on education. Grade only. Satisfies GE, Area D1 (Individual and Society).

*EDUC 417 is a prerequisite course for Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Programs.


SSU Catalog Description: EDSS 418 Development in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (3)

This course is about adolescent development and contemporary adolescent experiences. It will address the central question of how adolescents differ from adults and children. We will examine every dimension of adolescent development: Physical, cognitive, psychological, social, sexual, moral, and spiritual. Appropriate for those planning to pursue careers in psychology, counseling, social work, and education. Satisfies GE Area E (Integrated Person).

CSU COURSE MATCH 2016 Results:
EDUC 417 School & Society

SOC 413 - SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (Online Course, CSU San Marcos)

The relationship of the educational system to the social structure in the United States and other societies. The school or university as a social organization. Class, ethnic, gender, and other social factors affecting educational opportunity and outcomes. Roles of teachers, students, and administrators.

  • Units: 4 Term
  • Type: Semester
  • Division: Upper Division


EDUC 602 - SCHOOL IN MLTICUL SOC (Online Course, CSU San Marcos)

An introduction to issues of schooling in a multicultural society. Includes an overview of multicultural education and address areas of study such as: culture and cognition, diversity and exceptionality, intercultural communication, cross-cultural competence, the psychology of personal prejudice, and curriculum and teaching in multicultural contexts.

  • Units: 3
  • Term Type: Semester
  • Division: Upper Division


EDTE 302 - ACCESS & EQUITY IN EDUCATION (Online Course, CSU Chico)

Prospective teachers examine socio-political issues of education relative to current demographics of California schools, integration of multicultural education, and promotion of social justice. Candidates identify, analyze, and minimize personal and institutional bias and explore the complexities of living and teaching in a pluralistic, multicultural society. Candidates identify barriers English Learners experience in becoming full participants in the school program and strategies for assisting students in overcoming these barriers. (002977)

  • Units: 3
  • Term Type: Semester
  • Division: Upper Division

CSU COURSE MATCH 2016 Results:
EDSS 418 Development in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

EDSC 320 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (Online Course, CSU Fullerton)

Biological, cognitive and socio-cultural development of adolescents. Contexts of adolescent development, including family, peers, school, work and leisure. Health and safety issues of adolescents. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.

  • Units: 3
  • Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1
  • Term Type: Semester
  • Division: Upper Division