Pacific’s Benerd School of Education has partnered with the social sciences program to offer the teaching professions minor, which covers the coursework and student teaching required for the credential.

This major appeals to students with a broad range of interests and those interested in pursuing a social science teaching credential. The major requires a minimum of 45 semester units, distributed as follows:

  • History: eight courses that include one introductory course, one course in California history, two courses in world history, two courses in U.S. history, one course in the history of a non-U.S. country or region, and one course with a geography component.
  • Political Science: two courses that include one course in U.S. national government and one course that deals with either
    • a) comparative politics and government
    • b) politics and government of a foreign country
    • c) international relations
  • Sociology: two courses which include one course that deals with the basic concepts of Sociology and one course that deals with either
    • a) structural analysis
    • b) social psychological analysis or
    • c) cultural anthropology
  • Economics: one introductory course
  • Quantitative methods: one course, selected with the approval of the social science adviser.




Teaching Credential Track

Teaching credential candidates wishing to teach history at the secondary level may complete a History major or a Social Science major. You will concurrently complete the Single Subject Credential Program in Benerd College. For credential requirements, please consult with the School of Education credential program.

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Department of History

University of the Pacific
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Stockton, CA 95211