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2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Chicano and Latino Studies, Teacher-Preparation Track, Multiple Subjects Program

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The Chicano and Latino Studies Department (CALS) offers the  CALS Multiple-Subject Matter Preparation Track to help students qualify for entry into the Multiple-Subject (Elementary) Teaching Credential program. This program is suited for Upper Division students, new CALS majors, and transfer students. For students who enter the major as Freshmen, review the four year plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students pursing a program of study in the Teaching track program in Department of Chicano and Latino Studies will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Become conversant with contemporary social theories (Marxism, postcolonialism, feminism, critical race theory) that explain the relationship of Latinos, as individuals and as a group, to social institutions and public policy in the United States.
  2. Understand the histories of Latinos and Latin American Immigrants in the United States, the continuing racialization of Latinos, and Latino contributions to American artistic and cultural production, and to social, labor, cultural, and political activism.
  3. Understand how race as a category of social stratification and oppression, differences in national origin, mode of immigration, citizenship, skin color, gender and sexuality impact the Latino population.
  4. Develop an understanding of educational theory, and the history of US education in relation to Latinos and other minority groups.

Credential Prerequisites (6 Units)

Grade of C or higher is required in each class

Capstone Project

Capstone Project All CALS majors complete a capstone project
during their senior year in one of the following classes:

(Exceptions must be approved by the students’ advisor and Department Chair. Speak to your advisor about the Capstone before your senior year.  https://cals.sonoma.edu/advising/capstone-project)

Total Units

GE units: 48
Major Core units: 20
Core Elective units: 4
CALS Elective units: 12
University Elective units: 36

Total units required for graduation: 120

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