B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

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: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in K-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) 4
Select up to 3 free elective credits. 43
General Education Requirements (27 credits) 5
Complete 27 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 527
Total Credits120

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: Development Across the Lifespan3
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse and Writing Intensive (WT))3EDL-326 Literacy Instruction in K-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).