B.A. in Political Science and Education with an Endorsement in Secondary Education in Social Studies

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: 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) 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 State 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

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: Development Across the Lifespan (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 State 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