Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Social, Behavioral & Global Studies


This is a capstone research project to assess the effectiveness of a bachelor's degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) in preparing the undergraduate student to become an elementary school teacher. I will be assessing the course pathways in comparison to scholarly research in the field of teacher preparation education. I will be using both Grounded Theory, an inductive theory composed from a wide selection of data, and Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning to review the literature. The methodology I will be using is a composition of research and creation of curriculum. This is geared toward answering my research question of what is the most effective and efficient undergraduate education a student can receive in order to be a proficient teacher. Using the information I have gathered, I will create a Social and Behavioral Sciences undergraduate pathway for future elementary school teachers for California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB).


Capstone Project (B.A.) Social and Behavioral Sciences Department