B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary & Education with Endorsement in Secondary Education in Social Studies (HP.EDS.BA)

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: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
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) 3
Complete 18 credits of free electives. 318
General Education Requirements (27 credits) 4
Complete 27 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 427
Total Credits120
1

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.

3

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

4

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

  • 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: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
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