Secondary Education: Social Science - History BA/BS

The Secondary Teacher Education program prepares teacher candidates for certification in grades 6-12. It requires 26 credits of Education course work in professional foundations and studies and 13 credits during internship. Students apply for admission to the program after successfully completing nine credits of Education course work in professional foundations. During the course of the studies, candidates may be asked to reapply to the program if their GPA falls below 3.0 in general course work and 3.0 in their selected content area(s) of endorsement such as biology, chemistry, earth science, English, math, natural sciences, physical education/health, or social studies. There are separate degree requirements for each major and minor endorsement area.

Secondary Teaching Certificates (grades 6-12) are endorsed for subject areas according to Idaho Teacher Certification standards. All certificates require a minimum of 30 semester credits for a teaching field major and 20 semester credits for a teaching minor. For a single teaching field major, a minimum of 45 semester credits is required. The following LCSC areas are approved for teaching field majors: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English; Kinesiology-Physical Education K-12 and Health 6-12; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; and Social Science with a History emphasis (see degree requirements for each major). For marketability purposes, students are encouraged to pursue endorsements and minors in a second teaching field; consult with an advisor for the proper procedure. Secondary Education majors must have a content area advisor and a Secondary Education advisor.

Graduates from other colleges or universities seeking secondary teacher certification must fulfill all Secondary Education professional course work requirements in addition to meeting all academic major or minor teaching field requirements for subject area endorsement.

Students in the Secondary Education Certification program are expected to provide evidence through performance that they have become dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, content specialists, competent educational designers, capable educational facilitators, insightful educational evaluators, reflective professionals, and culturally responsive professionals before being recommended for secondary teacher certification.

For advising purposes, Secondary Teacher Certification candidates must have two advisors; one for their academic major and one for secondary certification.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
POLS-101AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3.00
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Diversity
GEOG-102INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY3.00
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 8 credits if selecting a Bachelor of Science Degree. (Required for Social Science Majors) Take 16 credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree8.00-16.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

Program Requirements

Secondary certification candidates must meet the graduation requirements for their major and the Secondary Teacher Education Program and must have two advisors. (see below)

Social Science with History Emphasis Program
Social Science Program Requirements:
POLS/PHIL-200SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY3.00
HIST-200KEYS TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3.00
SS-385RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS3.00
SS-499RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE3.00
Select 2 courses in any Foreign/Heritage Language8.00
History Emphasis:
HIST-101HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3.00
HIST-102HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3.00
HIST-111UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18653.00
HIST-112UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 18653.00
Select 18 credits of History courses, numbered above 200 (additional US History Course required)18.00
ANTH-311CULTURE AND EDUCATION3.00
Select 3 courses from SOC, ECON, POLS, ANTH at the 300/400 level 19.00
Secondary Education Certificate
See Secondary Education Certificate Requirements below39.00
Total Credits101.00

Secondary Education Certificate Requirements

Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program is required after successful completion of the first three Phase I courses.

Phase I - Professional Foundations of Education
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION 13.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 13.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 13.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-123.00
ED-330CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM (may be taken in Phase I or Phase II)2.00
Phase II - Professional Studies in Education
RE-422READING IN THE CONTENT AREA K-123.00
ED-445INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-123.00
ED-449TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3.00
ED-453MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING3.00
Phase III - Instructional Methods in Education
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits39.00
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Additional requirements must be met for teacher certification. See your Education and Kinesiology Division advisor for details.

No grade lower than a “C-” will be accepted in any General Education core, Content Major, or 200-level Professional Foundations course. No grade lower than a “B-” will be accepted in any 300- or 400-level courses in Secondary Education.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Candidates must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their content area classes.

Summary

General Education Core37
Social Science Major/History Emphasis54
Secondary Education/Certification39
Language8-16
Total138