College Student Information
The CCT staff at Cal State Fullerton is dedicated to helping our
future students while they are still at the community college. The
resources below are guidelines for community college students planning
for a career in teaching.
Students face the following sets of intersecting requirements while
progressing toward the goal of earning a multiple subject teaching
- Transfer/CSUF admission requirements
- General Education Requirements
- Major Requirements
- Credential Program Prerequisites
Students must consider subject matter preparation when choosing
classes to fulfill General Education and selecting a major. The
sample academic plans and GE pattern recommendations show an IDEAL
set of courses to simultaneously satisfy all of the above and subject
matter preparation. However, if a student has already taken several
GE classes before making the decision to become a teacher, it may
not be necessary to take every class identified. It is strongly
recommended that students see the CCT Community College Relations
Coordinator or one of the CCT Field Representatives to assist in
understanding what classes are needed from this point on.
Click here to view the CCT Visit Schedule at your community college.
Typically, any group of elementary teachers will have a variety
of backgrounds and hold a diverse set of bachelor's degrees, from
Anthropology to Zoology. At Cal State Fullerton, the two most popular
majors selected by future elementary teachers are Child & Adolescent
Development (CHAD) and Liberal Studies (LBST). Other popular majors
include American Studies, English, History and Geography. Students
are encouraged to explore the pros and cons of each major.