Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 133-39
Social Sciences Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
History of the Western Hemisphere (12 credit hours)
Basic U.S. History
HIS 106HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE I3
HIS 107HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE II3
HIS 415HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT OF NEW YORK STATE3
Upper-division elective (any U.S., Canadian, or Latin American history course)3
History of the Eastern Hemisphere (12 credit hours)
HIS 230WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I3
One World History elective (any Asian, African, or Middle Eastern would history course)3
Select two from the following:6
FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
EUROPE SINCE 1500
TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE
Geography (6 credit hours)
GEG 300WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
Select one from the following:3
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK STATE
URBAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
Political Science (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
U.S. CIVIL LIBERTIES
Economics (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Upper-Division Social Science Elective
3 credit hours3
Seminar (3 credit hours)
HIS 300RESEARCH AND WRITING SEMINAR3
Professional Education Requirements (30 credit hours)
SPF 303EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION3
EDU 416TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
ENG 309TEACHING AND EVALUATING WRITING3
or EDU 417 ADOLESCENT LITERACY
EXE 100NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
or EXE 372 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS WITH DISABILITIES
PSY 357ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT DEVELOPMENT3
SSE 200INTRODUCTION TO SECONDARY TEACHING3
SSE 303METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 309METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 370COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM3
SSE 402HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL EDUCATION3
or SSE/HIS 407 THE TEACHING OF HISTORY
Student Teaching Requirements (12 credit hours)
SSE 409STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL6
SSE 410STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL6
One Year (or Equivalent) of a Foreign Language (0-3 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours120