B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education (HP.EDE.BA)

Major Requirements/History and Political Science (36 credits)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
or PS-103 American National Government
(PS-101 satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
Select 12 credits from FOUR of the following Course Types: PSAM (American Politics), PSAL (American Legal System), PSPA (Public Policy), PSIP (International Relations), PSCG (Comparative Politics)12
Select 3 additional credits from Political Science (PS)3
Pre-Modern History: select 3 credits from Course Type HSPRE3
Non-Western History: select 3 credits from Course Type: HSNW, HSAF, HSAS, or HSLA3
European History: select 3 credits from Course Type: HSEU3
US History: select 3 credits from Course Type HSUS3
Select 3 additional credits of History (HS) 3
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
or HS-461 Research Seminar in History
(HS-461 satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) requirement in general education)
Major Requirements/Education (42 credits) 1
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in P-6 Educational Settings I3
ED-320Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
EDL-327Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3
ED-360Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-361Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3
EDS-337Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3
EDS-338Assessment Approaches, P-123
EDS-350Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
Select 9 credits of Student Teaching as follows: 2
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
HS/PS Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
GO-100People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3
Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) and Cultural Diversity (CD) requirements in General Education)
Select 3 credits from Anthropology (AN) or Sociology (SO) with Course Type SS.SV3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) requirement in General Education)
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
MA-203Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I3
MA-204Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
(MA-203 and MA-204 satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
Free Electives (3 credits) 3
Select up to 3 free elective credits. 33
General Education Requirements (27 credits) 4
Complete 27 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 427
Total Credits120
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Minimum grade of "C" required for Education Courses

2

Students must complete the appropriate test requirement(s) with a passing score PRIOR to Clinical Practice

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Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.

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The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.

Additional Endorsements Available

  • P-3 Early Childhood Endorsement
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Elementary
  • MID-SS - Middle School Social Studies

Notes

  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
HS-1xx History Elective (Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization or 103 (Social Science Survey (SS.SV))3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3GO-100 People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography (Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) and Technological Literacy (TL))3
Gen*ED Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3MA-204 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
HS-xxx History Course Type HSPRE3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse and Writing Intensive (WT))3EDL-326 Literacy Instruction in P-6 Educational Settings I3
MA-203 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3HS-xxx History Course Type HSEU3
AN-xxx or SO-xxx - Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAM3
 Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-361 Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP or PSCG3
EDS-336 Classroom Management3HS-xxx History Course Type HSNW3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAL3EDS-338 Assessment Approaches, P-123
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSPA3EDS-350 Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
HS-xxx History Course Type HSUS3PS-xxx Political Science Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDL-327 Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science or HS 4613
EDS-337 Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3ED-416 Clinical Practice8
ED-360 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
HS-203+ History Elective3 
PR-4xx Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120
  • 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).