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BS in Education, Secondary Education (Social Studies)
About the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (Social Studies)

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Social Studies prepares secondary education graduates to teach various areas of social studies and history for grades 5-12. The program is aligned with the developmental standards for both the middle school/junior high and high school levels as defined by the Indiana Department of Education. 

Programs are aligned to standards for the related Special Professional Associations (SPAs).

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Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (Social Studies) must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • Oral Communication Requirements
  • EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience (2 cr.); AND
  • EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience (1 cr.); AND
  • EDUC-M 314 General Methods for Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers
  • Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
  • MATH-M 111 Mathematics in the World; OR
    MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics

  • An overall GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP).
  • Students must successfully complete  EDUC-F 201/EDUC-F 202, EDUC-H 340, EDUC-M 314, EDUC-P 250, EDUC-W 200, and EDUC-W 310  and pass the CASA Basic Skills Examination to be eligible to enroll in Foundations II courses.
  • All secondary education programs require passing the Pearson Content test prior to student teaching.

Major Requirements (59 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics; OR
    GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography
  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Classrooms
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 441 Methods of Teaching Senior/Junior High/Middle School Social Studies
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (10 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • HIST-A 363 Hoosier Nation: Indiana in American History
  • HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century I
  • HIST-H 105 American History I
  • HIST-H 106 American History II
  • HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I
  • HIST-H 114 History of Western Civilization II
  • Asian/African History (200-level and above)
  • European or United States History (300-400 level)
  • Latin American, Russian, or Middle Eastern History (200-level and above)

Concentration Requirements (12 cr.)

Select one of the following concentrations or licensure:

Concentration in Economics
  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Select two of the following:

  • ECON-E 304 Survey of Labor Economics
  • ECON-E 305 Money and Banking
  • ECON-E 308 Survey of Public Finance
  • ECON-E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON-E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

Concentration in Sociology
  • SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology

Select one of the following:

  • SOC-S 351 Social Statistics
  • SOC-S 353 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOC-S 354 Quantitative Research Methods

Select one of the following:

  • SOC-S 317 Social Stratification
  • SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-S 338 Gender Roles
  • SOC-S 348 Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • SOC-S 349 Topics in Contemporary Sociological Theory

Concentration in Government/Citizenship
  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (already taken as a major requirement)
  • POLS-Y 107 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations
  • One 300+ level course

Concentration in Psychology

Select one of the following:

  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology

Select one of the following:

  • PSY-P 316 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSY-P 320 Social Psychology
  • PSY-P 390 Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSY-P 434 Community Psychology
  • PSY-P 460 The Psychology of Women

Select one of the following:

  • PYS-P 319 The Psychology of Personality
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology

Licensure in Geography
  • GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG-G 201 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG-G 213 Introduction to Economic Geography
  • GEOG-G 313 Place and Politics

Electives (7 cr.)
  • The Secondary Education Social Studies major requires 7 elective credits. Please see your advisor regarding approved electives.

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2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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