Social Sciences - History: Secondary Education BA/BS

The Teacher Education program prepares candidates for certification in grades K-12. The Secondary Education program requires 27 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, communication arts, earth science, English, math, natural sciences, physical education/health, psychology, or social studies. There are separate degree requirements for each major and minor endorsement area.

Teaching endorsement areas are attached to a Standard Instructional Certificate (grades K-12), according to Idaho Teacher Certification standards. All endorsements 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 LC State areas are approved for teaching field majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Earth Science, English; Kinesiology-Physical Education K-12 and Health 6-12; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Psychology; and Social Science with a History emphasis (see degree requirements for each major). Teacher candidates must successfully pass the related Praxis II exam in their teaching content area(s).

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 Teacher 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 teacher certification.

For advising purposes, Secondary Teacher Education candidates must have two advisors; one for their academic major and one for teacher education.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
COMM-204PUBLIC SPEAKING3.00
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO 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
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
GEOL-101PHYSICAL GEOLOGY4.00
or GEOL-120 INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GIS-271GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
HIST-101WORLD HISTORY I3.00
POLS-101AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3.00
Diversity
GEOG-102INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY3.00
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (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 Credits46.00-58.00

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 Program Requirements
ECON-300STATISTICAL METHODS3.00
HIST-200KEYS TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3.00
POLS-200SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY3.00
SS-499RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE3.00
History Emphasis:
HIST-102WORLD HISTORY II3.00
HIST-111UNITED STATES HISTORY I3.00
HIST-112UNITED STATES HISTORY II3.00
Select 15 credits of HIST in the 200 level or above (additional US History Course required)15.00
Social Sciences:
POLS-285COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT3.00
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3.00
ECON-202PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3.00
Select 3 credits of U.S. Government at the 300/400 level 13.00
Select 3 credits of ECON3.00
Select 6 credits from ANTH and SOC numbered 300/400 level or 8 credits of foreign/heritage language6.00-8.00
Secondary Education Certificate
See Secondary Education Certificate Requirements below
Total Credits57.00-59.00

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-224MEDIA & TECH FOR DIGITAL WORLD2.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 13.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 13.00
ED-345CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING3.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-123.00
Phase II - Professional Studies in Education
ED-424MEDIA & TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING, K-122.00
ED-445INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-123.00
ED-447TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA2.00
RE-309DISCIPLINARY LITERACY3.00
Phase III - Instructional Methods in Education
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits40.00

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.

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COMM-204 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3.00
POLS-101 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3.00
HIST-101 WORLD HISTORY I 3.00
HIST-111 UNITED STATES HISTORY I 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
GEOG-102 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY 3.00
HIST-102 WORLD HISTORY II 3.00
HIST-112 UNITED STATES HISTORY II 3.00
 Credits18.00
Second Year
Fall
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
SPAN-101
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
or ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
4.00
GEOL-101
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
or INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
4.00
ECON-300 STATISTICAL METHODS 3.00
Program RequirementHIST 200/300/400 Level 3.00
 Credits17.00
Spring
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
GIS-271 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4.00
POLS/PHIL-200 SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 3.00
Program RequirementHIST 200/300/400 Level 3.00
SPAN-102
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
or ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
4.00
 Credits17.00
Third Year
Fall
ECON-201 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3.00
HIST-200 KEYS TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH 3.00
Program RequirementHIST 200/300/400 Level 3.00
Program RequirementANTH/SOC numbered 300/400 level or foreign/heritage language 3.00
 Credits12.00
Spring
POLS-285 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT 3.00
ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3.00
Program RequirementHIST 200/300/400 Level 3.00
Program RequirementANTH/SOC numbered 300/400 level or foreign/heritage language 3.00
SS-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
Program RequirementECON 200/300/400 Level 3.00
Program RequirementHIST 200/300/400 Level 3.00
Program RequirementPOLS 200/300/400 Level 3.00
 Credits9.00
 Total Credits103.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Social Science-History: Secondary Education go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Secondary History Teacher (6-12)
  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Training Specialist
  • Business and Industry
  • Research
  • Human Services
  • Instructional Coach
  • Historian
  • Politics

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