Ethnic Studies Requirement for Credential Programs*

The CSUF College of Education has added an Ethnic Studies requirement to our initial credential program prerequisites (Education Specialist, Multiple Subject and Single Subject programs). This requirement applies to all students applying to these programs even if the student already holds a credential. Details regarding the requirement are provided below. Students should also meet with an advisor in the Center for Careers in Teaching to ensure the requirement is satisfied. Please email Aimee Nelson at anelson@fullerton.edu for additional information.

Please note :

  • Students who have completed an Ethnic Studies minor or major from CSUF or an accredited institution are automatically considered to have met this requirement.
  • Cross-listed courses will not be accepted unless otherwise noted.
  • Course must be taken in Ethnic Studies Department unless otherwise noted.
  • Course must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  • Course must have been taken no later than 10 years prior to entering the credential program.
  • *This requirement is separate from the CSUF General Education requirement (Area F). Please refer to the General Education information page for more details.

 

Spring 2022 Credential program applicants

Students who plan to begin a credential program in spring 2022 must have taken at least one course in Ethnic Studies to be eligible for admission to the program.

  • Students enrolled in a course when their application is submitted are considered to have met the requirement. A final grade of C- or higher must be submitted prior to beginning the credential program.
  • If students have not completed a course and wish to enroll in a course prior to submitting an application they are encouraged to select from the list of  courses provided under the Fall 2022 section. However, any Ethnic Studies course (AFAM, ASAM, CHIC) at CSUF will meet the requirement.
  • Please also review the list of approved courses from other institutionsPDF File  for additional course options.
  • Students may submit a petition if they have completed or would like to complete a course that is not on any of the approved lists provided. Course must include an exploration of people of color within and beyond the U.S., systems of power/oppression, issues of race/racism or social justice. Please complete the Ethnic Studies Course Petition formPDF File and follow the instructions provided on the form to submit a course petition.

 

Fall 2022 credential program applicants

Students who plan to begin a credential program in fall 2022 or later must have taken one course from the list provided below, or complete an approved equivalent course at another institutionPDF File . Please check back regularly for updates to the list of approved courses.

Students may submit a petition if they have completed or would like to complete a course that is not on any of the approved lists provided. Course must include an exploration of people of color within and beyond the U.S., systems of power/oppression, issues of race/racism or social justice. Please complete the Ethnic Studies Course Petition formPDF File and follow the instructions provided on the form to submit a course petition.

Approved CSUF courses:

  • AFAM/ASAM/CHIC/HIST 190-Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities: satisfies CSUF GE Category D2
  • AFAM 103-Critical Race Theory
  • AFAM 335-History of Racism: satisfies CSUF GE Category D4 & Overlay Z (for fall 2021 and later GE Category D3 & Overlay Z)
  • ASAM 201-The History of Asian Pacific Americans: satisfies CSUF GE Category D1 (if taken fall 2018 or later)
  • ASAM 300-Intro to Asian Pacific American Studies: satisfies CSUF GE Category D4 & Overlay Z  (for fall 2021 and later GE Category D3 & Overlay Z)
  • ASAM 308-Asian American Women: satisfies CSUF GE Category E & Overlay Z
  • CHIC 325-Chicana and Chicano Education: satisfies CSUF GE Category D4 & Overlay Z  (for fall 2021 and later GE Category D3 & Overlay Z)
  • CHIC 331-The Chicano Child: satisfies CSUF GE Category D4 & Overlay Z  (for fall 2021 and later GE Category D3 & Overlay Z)
  • CHIC 332-The Chicano Adolescent: satisfies CSUF GE Category D4 & Overlay Z  (for fall 2021 and later GE Category D3 & Overlay Z)