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Child Development - Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Option II prepares prospective teachers for grades K-8. Because passing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) is a prerequisite for a teaching credential, students in Option II are expected to prepare for and take the three portions of the CSET: Multiple Subjects at their earliest convenience and report their results to a Department advisor. 


Based on the CSET results and students’ previous coursework, advisors will recommend directed elective courses to help students prepare for any sections of the CSET that have not been passed.  Students who pass the CSET examination may have the option of taking other coursework, which may include requirements for a Multiple Subject or Education Specialist Credential. Students who want to incorporate credential coursework as part of their baccalaureate in order to secure a California Multiple Subject Teaching or Special Education Internship Credential should consult with advisors in both the department of Child and Family Studies and in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. Information regarding credential programs may be found in the Charter College of Education section in the Academic Programs: College-Based and University-Wide chapter for the regulations governing all Teacher Credential Programs.  A grade of C or higher is required in all courses used to meet the major requirements for the Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Option.


Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Across the Lifespan (Conception to Adolescence) (3)
  • Techniques for the Study of Children (3)
  • Infant Development (3)
  • The Young Child (3)
  • Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3)
  • Social and Emotional Development (3)
  • Statistics in Health and Human Services (3)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Students need to meet the following requirements for admission to the major:

•    Completion of CHDV1400 with a grade of “C” or better;•    Students must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for admission to the major.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6632 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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