Jun 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

History, Social Studies Education Grades 6-12 Concentration, BA


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Total Hours Required for Degree:  123

The History, Social Studies Education Grades 6-12 Concentration, BA program leads to initial teacher certification. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree.

Teacher Education Requirements


Must achieve one of the following:

  • ACT ≥ 22;
  • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
    • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
    • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
    • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.

Always check with your advisor concerning test numbers and passing scores as they are subject to change.

Teacher Education Requirements


EDUC 200 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC and SPED 300/400 level courses.

Sophomore Fall - 18 hours


Note:  EDUC 203 requires 10 field experience hours.

Teacher Education Requirements


The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7-12 exam (#5624) must be passed prior to enrolling in EDUC 470S.

Teacher Education Requirements


The Praxis Social Studies: Content and Interpretation exam (#5086) must be passed prior to enrolling in EDUC 470S.

Junior Fall - 15 hours


Note:  EDUC 405 and EDUC 412 require 20 field experience hours each.

  • HIST Elective (300/400 Level) - 3 hours

Teachers Education Requirements


Candidates must enroll in EDUC 300 the semester prior to enrolling in Student Teaching Residency I. The Praxis PLT and the Praxis content exams must be passed by the end of the semester in which the candidate is registered for EDUC 300.

Teacher Education Requirements


Non-education courses taken during residency semesters must be scheduled either in the evening or online.

Senior Fall - 12 hours


Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 requires 20 field experience hours, and EDUC 470S requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom completing residency hours.

  • HIST Elective (300/400 Level) - 3 hours

Senior Spring - 10 hours


Note:  EDUC 472S requires 100% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom completing residency hours.

Note


Students must earn a grade of C or better in ECON 203, ECON 204, EDTC 245, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, (MATH 113 or MATH 170), and SOCL 201, as well as in all EDUC, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, and SPED courses.

General Notes


  • All bachelor’s degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require the successful completion of at least nine hours of Natural Sciences General Education Core Curriculum  courses. Six hours shall be earned in a single life or physical science; the remaining three hours must be earned in a natural science area other than that previously selected (both life and physical sciences must be taken to fulfill this requirement).
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.

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