B.A. in Political Science and Education with an Endorsement in Secondary Education in Social Studies

Major Requirements/Political Science (39 credits)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
PS-103American National Government3
PS-250Social Science Research and Writing3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSAM (American Politics)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSAL (American Legal System)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSPA (Public Policy)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSIP (International Relations)3
Select 3 credits from Course Type: PSCG (Comparative Politics)3
PS-221Early Political Thought3
or PS-222 Modern Political Thought
Select one of the following:3
Political Science Internship Seminar
Political Science Internship
International Service Seminar
Model UN Conference
Political Science Internship
Political Science Internship
Select 6 credits of Political Science Electives6
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
Major Requirements/Education (24 credits) 1
ED-250Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
EDL-201Educational Psychology3
EDL-206Child and Adolescent Development3
ED-319Content Literacy3
ED-320Teaching Students with Diverse Needs3
Select 9 credits as follows: 2
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
Education Methods Requirements (6 credits) 1
ED-371Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part I3
ED-372Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part II3
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (27 credits)
GO-100People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
SO-101Introduction to Sociology3
BE-200Economics for Social Science3
HS-101Western Civilization in World Perspective I3
HS-102Western Civilization in World Perspective II3
HS-201United States History I3
HS-202United State History II3
Select 1 History Elective Course Type: CD/GU 3
Free Electives (2-5 credits)
Select 2-5 credits of free electives2-5
General Education Requirements (27-30 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Mathematics
Fulfilled in Education Interdisciplinary Requirements with MA-203 or MA-2040
Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits from the following subjects: BY, CE, GL, PH, or SC6
Literature
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: LIT3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with PS-2500
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with ED-3200
Historical Perspective
Fulfilled in Education Interdisciplinary Requirements with HS-101 or HS-1020
Social Science
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with required PS courses0
Historical Perspective/Social Sciences
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with required PS courses0
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: ISP3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: CD and 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: GU or select 6 credits from the SAME foreign language 33-6
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with Course Type: EX0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from Political Science (PS) designated with Course Type: WT0
Select two courses from Education (ED, EDL, EDS) designated with Course Type: WT0
Total Credits128
1

Minimum grade of "C" required for Education Courses 

2

Students must complete the appropriate test requirement(s) with a passing score PRIOR to Student Teaching.

3

Partially fulfilled within the outside major requirements

Additional Endorsements Available

  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Secondary
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Secondary

Notes

  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • Education majors are required to have an overall GPA of 3.00 for State Certification.
  • By state regulation, all Education Majors seeking content area endorsement must complete 30 content credits (12+ credits at the 300+ level).