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-104 Speech Communication 3
POL-100 Introduction to American Politics 3
PSY-100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC-101 Sociological Imagination 3
GEO-100 Physical Geology 3
ECO-200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3
  Developmental Psychology elective 3
  English Writing 6-9
  Science elective 3
  Mathematics elective 3
  World History elective 3
  US History I and II 6
  Philosophy elective 3
  Techology elective 3
  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 course 15
  Regional history (Latin America, Near East, Far East, or Africa) 6
  Social science electives 15

Professional Education Requirements (30 Semester Hours)

Foundation professional courses with associated field experiences:
EDU-106 Contexts of Schooling 3
EDU-206 Developmental Education Psychology 3
Methodology curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences:
SED-370 Teaching in the High School 3

ELD-390

Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School 3

SED-405

Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools 3

SED-431

Content Area Reading & Writing 3

Capstone professional semester including full-time student teaching:

EDU-465

Student Teaching & Seminar 12