Social Studies Education

Preparation to teach Social Studies is accomplished through a double major program in, requiring completion of the requirements of the major, general studies, and professional education major requirements.

The Social Studies major consists of five courses (15 credits) in one social science discipline (economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, or sociology), including one research course; regional history (6 credits), and social science electives (15 credits).

General Studies (60-63 semester hours)

COM-104Speech Communication
3
POL-100Introduction to American Politics
3
PSY-100Introduction to Psychology
3
SOC-101Sociological Imagination
3
GEO-100Physical Geology
3
ECO-200Principles of Macroeconomics 33
 Developmental Psychology elective
3
 English Writing
6-9
 Science elective3
 Mathematics elective3
 World History elective3
 US History I and II6
 Philosophy elective3
 Techology elective3
 Art Perspective elective
3

 

General Studies electives

6

NCT-010

Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)


Requirements for the Social Studies Major

Option one:
Complete a History major (36–39 semester hours)
Option two:
Complete a Social Studies major that includes the following: (36 semester hours)
 Five courses in one social science discipline (economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, or sociology), including a research course15
 Regional history (Latin America, Near East, Far East, or Africa)6
 Social science electives15

Professional Education Requirements (30 Semester Hours)

Foundation professional courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-106
Contexts of Schooling3
EDU-206
Developmental Education Psychology3
Methodology curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences:
SED-370
Teaching in the High School3

ELD-390

Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School
3

SED-405

Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools3

SED-431

Content Area Reading & Writing3

Capstone professional semester including full-time student teaching:

EDU-465

Student Teaching & Seminar12