Social Sciences - with Secondary Certification BA/BS

The social science secondary education major is designed to prepare future educators with a strong background in social sciences as well as preparing students for secondary education teaching certification.  The curriculum is strongly tied to state education standards.

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
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION
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 course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
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
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
POLS-101AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3.00
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 of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree8.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

Program Requirements

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 8 credits of 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 level9.00
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 Phase I courses.

Phase I - Professional Foundation of Education
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION3.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING3.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
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 (taken as your final semester)
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits39.00

 No grade lower than a "C-" will be accepted in any General Education core, Content major, or Professional Foundations course.

No grade lower than a "B-" will be accepted in any Professional Studies or Professional internship secondary education course.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 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 Education37
Language8
Secondary Education39
Social Science/History Program54
Total138