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.

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.

From the General Education RequirementsThe 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.)
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Concentration in MajorHIS – 102Modern Western Civilization (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.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
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:
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:
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 – 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.)

Professional Education RequirementsProfessional 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)
(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)

Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, & International Studies Department
214 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8089
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