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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education (6-12), Social Studies


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Program Requirements in Licensure Programs in Secondary Education (6-12)


Program requirements in the licensure programs in Secondary Education include courses subject area requirements, professional studies courses and a major in one or more subject area teaching specialties. The comprehensive listings that follow include all course work necessary to satisfy subject area requirements and professional studies requirements for the Secondary Education (6-12) program.

Preparation Programs in Secondary Education (6-12)


Students who plan to teach at the secondary school level must declare a major in the subject area or areas that they expect to teach, and they additionally complete 30 semester credits of professional education courses required for one of the following endorsement areas of Secondary Education: English, Foreign Language (K-12) (French, German, Spanish, Latin, Chinese), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics), and Social Studies. Students who complete a licensure program in Secondary Education may apply no more than 30 semester hours in education toward the 120 academic credits required for graduation.

Sequence of Course Requirements in Professional Studies in Secondary Education


This three semester sequence begins in the spring semester of the junior year.

III. Spring of Senior Year (12 Credit Hours)


Total Credits 30


Social Studies


 The Social Studies program prepares students to teach History, Political Science (Government) and other subjects in the field of Secondary Social Studies. The following are the subject area requirements:

  1. A major in History or Government (or equivalent of 33 semester hours)
    1. 12 hours in Government (needed for a History major) Coursework should include at least 3 hours in American Government - GOVT 201  is recommended.
    2. 18 hours in History (needed for a Government major) Coursework should include at least 6 hours in American or US History - HIST 121  & HIST 122  are recommended.
  2. 3 hours in Economics (micro or macro)
  3. 3 hours in Human Geography
  4. 3 hours in non-Western History/Culture
  5. 3 hours in Sociology
  6. 3 hours in Anthropology

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