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Social Studies (6-9) Licensure


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.


Social Studies (6-9) Licensure
From the General Education RequirementsSocial and Behavioral Sciences
ENG - 320: Young Adult Literature (3 cr.)
PSY - 312: Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
Cultural Elective
EDU - 345: Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
Arts and Aesthetics
Choose from any 3 credit hour Arts and Aesthetics elective, including:
DAN - 200: Dance in Society (3 cr.)
DAN - 359: Western Theatrical Dance (3 cr.)
THE - 114: Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
THE - 214: Creative Dramatics (3 cr.)
EDU - 244: Fundamental Concepts of the Arts in Education (4 cr.)
Health and Physical Learning
HED - 100: Contemporary Health Issues (2 cr.)

Social Studies Major Concentration Courses - 27 hoursHIS - 102: Modern Western Civilization (3 cr.)
HIS - 103: The World in the 20th Century (3 cr.)
HIS - 214: American History to 1876 (3 cr.)
or
HIS - 215: American History Since 1876 (3 cr.)
One non-Western history course selected from the following:
HIS - 224: Introduction to Asian History (3 cr.)
HIS - 282: The Modern Middle East (3 cr.)
HIS - 310: Modern China (3 cr.)
IDS - 280: China Today (3 cr.)
Any topics course taught by the History, Political Science and International Studies Department in non-Western history (3)
HIS - 224: Introduction to Asian History (3 cr.)
HIS - 282: The Modern Middle East (3 cr.)
HIS - 310: Modern China (3 cr.)
IDS - 280: China Today (3 cr.)
Any topics course taught by the History and Politics Department in non-Western History (3)
HIS - 343: History of North Carolina (3 cr.)
Economics course selected from:
ECO - 100: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ECO - 101: Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECO - 274: Consumer Economics (3 cr.)
Geosciences course selected from:
GEO - 203: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 cr.)
GEO - 205: World Regional Geography (3 cr.)
Politics course selected from:
POL - 100: American Political Systems (3 cr.)
POL - 210: International Politics (3 cr.)
HIS - 764: The Teaching of Social Studies (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education Requirements for Middle Grade EducationProfessional Education, General
EDU - 232: Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU - 234: Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU - 305: Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 350: Teaching in the Middle School (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 434: Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 436: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 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 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 490: Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


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