The secondary teacher education in social studies licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of high school 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 secondary grades teacher education program and earn licensure in social studies for grades 9-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and 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.

History, Political Science or International Studies Major with 9-12 Social Studies Licensure


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Concentration Courses

HIS – 102Modern Western Civilization (3 cr.)
HIS – 103The World in the 20th Century (3 cr.)
HIS – 214American History to 1876 (3 cr.)
HIS – 215American History Since 1876 (3 cr.)
ECO – 101Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
POL – 100American Political Systems (3 cr.)
Non-Western History chosen from the following: (6 credits)
HIS – 200Introduction to Latin American History (3 cr.)
HIS – 224Introduction to Asian History (3 cr.)
HIS – 282The Modern Middle East (3 cr.)
HIS – 310Modern China (3 cr.)
Or from special studies courses that may be offered in the history of Africa and the Middle East and other non-Western areas
20th century history selected from the following: (3 credits)
HIS – 30820th Century Europe (3 cr.)
HIS – 319U.S. History Since 1945 (3 cr.)
HIS – 330Modern US Foreign Policy (3 cr.)
Geography course selected from the following: (3 credits)
GEO – 203Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 cr.)
GEO – 205World Regional Geography (3 cr.)
GEO – 326Environmental Resources (3 cr.)
12 credit hours of courses selected from the following or from the GEO courses above:
ECO – 100Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POL – 200Law and Society (3 cr.)
POL – 301Civil Liberties (3 cr.)
POL – 340State & Local Political Systems (3 cr.)
SOC – 100Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or approved electives from anthropology, economics, human geography, politics or sociology.
HIS – 764The Teaching of Social Studies (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education (9-12) Licensure – 28-30 hours

Professional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 436Literacy 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 – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

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