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Middle/Secondary with Concentration in Social Studies

(grades 8-12)
This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Middle and Secondary Education with Concentration in Social Studies — Leading to
Certification in Grades 8-12

Major: MISE

Concentration: Social Studies

Degree: BS

Department: Middle and Secondary Education (MISE)

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended
GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107 and 201; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English
102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education

Type Hours

General Education Requirements 34

The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC) 3

GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S) 3
POLS 201 Fundamentals of American Government (SB) 3

Pre-Professional Courses

Type Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation 1

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB) 3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development 3

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Core Professional Courses

Type Hours
EDTP 301 General Methods 3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3

EDTP 420 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3

EDTP 421 Intensive Field Experience 1

EDTP 425 High School Social Studies Methods 3

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America 3

Total 24

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Middle/Secondary Student Teaching Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Satisfactory mid-
point portfolio review; Positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; Completion of required Core
courses with a "C" or better.

Type Hours

EDTP 419 Student Teaching: High School 12

EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in Secondary Social Studies

Type Hours

ECON 201 Microeconomics 3

ECON 202 Macroeconomics 3

GEOS 200 The Global Environment 3

GEOG 200 Power of Place 3

HIST 101 History of Civilizations I 3

HIST 102 History of Civilizations II 3

HIST 211 American History I 3

HIST 212 American History II 3

HIST 300+ Modern World History

(choose from HIST 308, 309, 332, 357)

HIST 300+ Post Reconstruction

(choose from HIST 519, 524, or 529)

POLS 201 Fundamentals of American Government 3

Total 33

Related and Supporting Courses (Minimum 15 credit hours)

Type Hours

At least nine credit hours must be earned at the 300 level or above. Courses must be
approved by advisor.

Type Hours

Minimum Total 123

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; "B-" or better in Student Teaching; satisfactory portfolio; 2.50 GPA in Concentration
courses; 3.0 GPA in Professional Education courses.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.