B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary & Education with Endorsement in Secondary Education in Social Studies

Major Requirements/History and Political Science (36 credits)
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
or PS-103 American National Government
(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, HSAS, HSLA, or HSAF3
European History: Select 3 credits from Course Type: HSEU3
US History: Select 3 credits from Course Type: HSUS3
Select 3 additional credits in History (HS)3
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
or HS-461 Research Seminar in History
(HS-461 satisfies Reasoned Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Major Requirements/Education (24 credits) 1
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
ED-319Content Literacy3
ED-320Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Select 9 credits as follows: 2
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
Education Methods Requirements (6 credits) 2
ED-371Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part I3
ED-372Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part II3
HS/PS Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
GO-100People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3
Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) and Cultural Diversity (CD) 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 Outside Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
Free Electives (18 credits) 4
Complete 18 credits of free electives. 418
General Education Requirements (27 credits) 5
Complete 27 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 527
Total Credits120

Additional Endorsements Available

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

Notes

  • 54 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).

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
HS-1xx History Elective (Gen*Ed Historical Perspective (HS.SV)3PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization or 103 (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV))3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3GO-100 People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography (Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) and Technological Literacy (TL))3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
HS-xxx History Course Type HSPRE3HS-xxx History Course Type HSEU3
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) and Writing Intensive (WT))3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAM3
PS-xxx Political Science Elective3AN-xxx or SO-xxx Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Free Elective3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
 Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS-336 Classroom Management3ED-319 Content Literacy3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAL3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP or PSCG3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSPA3HS-xxx History Course Type HSNW3
HS-xxx History Course Type HSUS3Free Electives6
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-371 Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part I3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science or HS 4613
ED-372 Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part II3ED-416 Clinical Practice8
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3 
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120