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What will I learn?

This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for a BA in Child and Adolescent Development. The SJSU pattern of Preparation for teaching course requirements is designed for students who begin their college careers in this major. New students or transfer students in this BA track should see a department advisor during the first semester for a list of the required courses. Students who are transfers or who are changing into this major, in consultation with a department advisor, identify the course work appropriate for the individual. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the state of California (CCTC) no longer recognizes Teacher Prep degrees as verification of subject matter competence. In order to verify subject matter competence for Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) individuals must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination (CSET for Multiple Subjects).

Which department am I in?

Connie L Lurie College of Education

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $7,852 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Connie L Lurie College of Education

One Washington Square,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have earn a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of "B" grades and Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of "C-" or better. English Language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT score 61; Paper based score 500; IELTS score 6.0; PTE academic score 44.

For international students

Students must Earn a high school diploma, or equivalent and earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades. Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL – 61 (IBT), Paper based – 500; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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