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The middle grades teacher education licensure program with a concentration in social studies provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of middle grades students studying social studies. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements
To complete the middle grades social studies teacher education program, students must complete the requirements for their chosen major as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.


From the General Education Requirements

Social and Behavioral Sciences

ENG-320 - Young Adult Literature (3.00 cr.)

PSY-312 - Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3.00 cr.)

Cultural Elective

EDU-345 - Language Minorities in Public Schools (3.00 cr.)

Arts and Aesthetics

Choose from any 3 credit hour Arts and Aesthetics elective, including:

DAN-200 - Dance in Society (3.00 cr.)

DAN-359 - Dance History (3.00 cr.)

THE-114 - Introduction to Theatre (3.00 cr.)

THE-214 - Creative Dramatics (3.00 cr.)

THE-320 - Puppetry (3.00 cr.)

- or -

EDU-244 - Fundamental Concepts of the Arts in Education (4.00 cr.)

Health and Physical Learning

HED-100 - Contemporary Health Issues (2.00 cr.)


Concentration in Major

HIS-101 - Emergence of Western Civilization (3.00 cr.)

- or -

HIS-102 - Modern Western Civilization (3.00 cr.)

HIS-214 - American History to 1876 (3.00 cr.)

- or -

HIS-215 - American History Since 1876 (3.00 cr.)

Two courses from below (must study either two different areas of non-Western history and culture or one area of non-Western culture and HIS-103)

HIS-103 - The World in the 20th Century (3.00 cr.)

HIS-224 - Introduction to Asian History (3.00 cr.)

HIS-281 - Introduction to African History (3.00 cr.)

HIS-282 - The Modern Middle East (3.00 cr.)

HIS-310 - Modern China (3.00 cr.)

IDS-280 - China Today (3.00 cr.)

Any 940-49 courses that may be offered on non-Western topics by the History and Politics Department in non-Western history

HIS-343 - History of North Carolina (3.00 cr.)

Economics course selected from:

ECO-100 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00 cr.)

ECO-101 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.00 cr.)

ECO-274 - Consumer Economics (3.00 cr.)

Geosciences course selected from:

GEO-203 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3.00 cr.)

GEO-205 - World Regional Geography (3.00 cr.)

Politics course selected from:

POL-100 - American Political Systems (3.00 cr.)

POL-210 - International Politics (3.00 cr.)

HIS-764 - The Teaching of Social Studies (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education, General

EDU-232 - Schools and Social Change (3.00 cr.)

EDU-234 - Teaching and Learning (3.00 cr.)

EDU-305 - Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-350 - Teaching in the Middle School (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-434 - Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-436 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods

3-5 credit hours of Professional Education, Methods as appropriate to the required concentration

Internship - last semester of teacher education program

EDU-460 - Colloquium in Education (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-490 - Observation and Directed Teaching (9.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

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