Students pursuing certification in Secondary Education/Social Sciences must take the required courses in social sciences as specified by the Education Department and pursue course work in professional education courses and educational methodology. At the completion of this program, the student is eligible to receive certification to teach content-specific courses at the middle and high school levels.
The general education courses that a Secondary Education Social Science major must take are ENG 152, HIS 205 or HIS 206, PSY 101, SOC 101, ECO 201 or ECO 202, COM 101, COR 101, choose one Creative Expression Category A only, one Foundations of Knowledge Category B elective, MAT 142, MAT 138 or MAT 223, one additional math course from the following - MAT 135, MAT 162, MAT 171, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 223, and two of the following sciences - life science, earth science, and physical science.
The Education Department Courses that a Secondary Education Social Science major must take are EDU 202, EDU 242, EDU 321, EDU 355, EDU 357, EDU 462, EDU 471, EDU 481, ESE 309, ESL 315, SED 363, and SED 365.
The additional courses that must be taken to earn a Secondary Education Social Science major are POS 221, GEO 201, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 330, one 300-level History course, two 400-level History courses, two 300-level non- History courses, and two 400-level non-History courses.