Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences with a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (California)
The Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences with a California Inspired Teaching in Learning Preliminary Single Subject Credential provides a broad-based foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a fundamental knowledge of health education and prepares a candidate for a career as a teacher in the middle and secondary school levels. The students are required to think critically, write clearly, and speak articulately. This program prepares teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for entry into California’s teaching profession as a health science teacher. It is designed for teacher candidates who will be dedicated to inspiring all PK12 learners by ensuring for them: social-emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The program and courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Single Subjects Teaching Credential.
*Please Note: To avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements, students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) PRIOR to starting the single credential area method courses.
For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education’s Credential Information section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate grade level health education content domains.
- Describe the relationship of personal, family, school, community, cultural and environmental factors as related to health behavior and physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
- Identify cognitive, social, and physical characteristics, growth, and development of healthy adolescents, at-risk adolescents and those who have health problems.
- Examine components of research-based health education and health promotion programs/practices including coordinated school health programs.
- Discuss the evolving role of a health science teacher as a culturally responsive health educator, counselor, advocate, and resource for individuals, families, and communities.
- Analyze the role of mass media, technology and the Internet in promoting physical, mental and emotional health literacy and behaviors.
- Utilize health promotion materials, lessons, and programs to reduce health risk behavior and increase positive health behaviors.
- Discuss the personal, social, and legal requirements and appropriate prevention and intervention strategies in providing a safe, inclusive school environment.
- CHE 101 Introductory Chemistry
- PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
- SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
- COH 100 Personal Health
- MTH 204 Mathematics for Science
- MTH 209A Fundamentals of Mathematics I
- COM 220 Media Literacy
- BIO 100 Survey of Bioscience
- BIO 100A Survey of Bioscience Lab
- BIO 110 Introduction to Human Biology
- SOC 344 Marriage, Sex and the Family
- COH 320 Chronic & Communicable Disease
- COH 321 Health Behavior
- COH 416 PH & Physical Activity
- COH 317 Public Health Nutrition
- COH 318 Drug Use and Abuse
- COH 319 Human Sexuality
- COH 420 Health of Vulnerable Groups
- HED 311 Health Literacy
- HED 414 Violence & Bullying Prevention
- HED 308 Mental and Emotional Health
- HED 351 Coordinated School Health