B.A. in Political Science and Education with Endorsement in Secondary Education in Social Studies (PS.EDS.BA)

Major Requirements/Political Science (33 credits)
(Satisfies Social Science Survey (SS.SV) in General Education
PS-101Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization3
PS-103American National Government3
PS-250Fundamentals of Social Science Research3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
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
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
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) 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
(Satisfies Cultural Diversity (CD) in General Education)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
SO-101Introduction to Sociology3
BE-200Economics for Social Science3
HS-101Western Civilization in World Perspective I (Satisfies Historical Perspective (HS.SV) in General Education)3
(Satisfies Historical Perspective (HS.SV) in General Education)
HS-102Western Civilization in World Perspective II3
Satisfies Historical Perspective (HS.SV) in General Education)
HS-201United States History I3
HS-202United States History II3
Select 1 History Elective Course Type: CD/GU 3
Free Electives (6 credits)
Complete up to 6 credits of free electives 36
General Education Requirements (24 credits)
Complete 24 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 424
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

  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Secondary
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - 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).
First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
PS-101 Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3PS-103 American National Government (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV))3
HS-101 Western Civilization in World Perspective I (Gen*Ed Historical Perspective (HS.SV))3ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
GO-100 People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3HS-102 Western Civilization in World Perspective II (Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV))3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3SO-101 Introduction to Sociology (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) and )3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood (Gen*Ed WT)3
MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3BE-200 Economics for Social Science3
HS-201 United States History I3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
EN-2xx Gen*ED Literature (LIT)3HS-202 United States History II3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS-336 Classroom Management3ED-319 Content Literacy (Gen*Ed WT)3
PS-221 Early Political Thought or 222 (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT))3PS-250 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSAM3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSCG3
PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSPA3
HS-xxx Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-371 Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part I3ED-416 Clinical Practice (Gen*Ed EX)8
ED-372 Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level Part II3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Studies (ISP)3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science3
PS-309, PS-371, PS-383, PS-289, PS-389, PS-489 (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3 
Free Elective6 
Semester Credits18Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120