If you are a current high school student, make sure to look over
the resources that are listed:
CSUF Academic Plans: We have prepared sample academic
plans to help students navigate through the intersecting
requirements for general education, major, credential
program prerequisites, and the subject matter preparation
program. We do not recommend following these plans without
consulting regularly with an advisor from your major and/or
the CCT as requirements are subject to change.
These sample academic plans are organized according to major.
In most cases, it is clear what major a future teacher should
choose. For example, the best major for a future math teacher
is mathematics! In the case of social science, there are a variety
of majors to choose from because the social science subject matter
preparation program can be efficiently combined with American
Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science or
Sociology. Students interested in teaching history, economics,
geography or government at the middle school or high school level
should consider one of these majors.
GE Recommendations: To most efficiently combine the requirements
for GE, major, subject matter preparation and credential program
prerequisites, students should carefully select GE classes that
double count with other requirements whenever possible. In some
cases there are few double count opportunities available to the
future teacher while in other cases there are many.
Select the single subject content area to view
a table showing possible GE double counts with major, subject
matter preparation and/or credential program prerequisites: