Social Studies B.S. with Teacher Certification 7-12

Students pursuing teacher certification in history or social studies must meet all guidelines for the Educator Preparation Program and the state of Texas (see catalog for College of Education) including assessment, field hours, and grade point requirements.

The following is the recommended sequence for educator preparation courses. Students must take 12 hours from within history, political science, psychology, sociology or economics before enrolling in EDUC 3315.  Failure to take EDUC 3315 by spring of the sophomore year may result in a delay of student teaching.

Sophomore Spring Semester
EDUC 3315 Students and Learning 3

Junior Year (either semester)
EDUC 3330 Social Studies Strategies 3
EDUC 4324 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 4328 Curriculum Design I 3
READ 4326 Disciplinary Literacy 3

Senior Fall Semester
EDUC 4385 Educational Internship 3

Senior Spring Semester
EDUC 4250 Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDUC 4501 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 4502 Student Teaching II 5

Degree Requirements

Academic Core- 55-60 hours

Bachelor of Science Core Global Emphasis Option

Required Support Courses (* these may be used to fulfill requirements in the Core Curriculum)

* PSYC 1301 will complete Social Sciences

* POLS 2305 and POLS 2306 are both required US Government Courses for a total of 6 hours

*EDUC 2311 is required Technology course

B.S. Social Studies Major Required Courses 30 hours

POLS 2315Comparative Political Systems


SOCI 1311Introduction to Sociology


SOCI 3317Race and Ethnicity


BECO 2310Principles of Economics


HIST 1311History of World Civilizations to 1500


HIST 1312History of World Civilizations since 1500


HIST 2311American History to 1877


HIST 2312American History since 1877


HIST 3313History of Texas


Upper Level Hours from one of the following: BECO/SOCI/PSYC/POLS/HIST