Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Education–Secondary Social Studies

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA overall and a 3.0 in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 200Foundations of American Education

4

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

HIS 202The United States to 1877

4

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 206Human Development and Learning

4

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

BIO 112Environmental Science

3

or

MAR 126Marine Biology

3

HIS 203The United States Since 1877

4

EDU 210Technology in Education I

2

Total Credit Hours:18

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

HIS 102World History to 1500

4

GEO 102World Regional Geography

4

or

GEO 202Physical Geography

4

or

GEO 205Principles of Resource Utilization

4

or

GEO 207Economic Geography

4

Humanities (not Theatre)

4

Physical or Chemical Science

3

THR 260Creative Dramatics

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 207Philosophy of Education and Teacher Learner Relationships

4

EDU 208Secondary Research Methods

2

EDU 212Human Exceptionalities

4

HIS 103World History from 1500 to the Present

4

THR 214Fine Arts and Brain Compatible Learning Environments

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 309Practicum (with Seminar) I (ESOL-infused course)

1

EDU 325Secondary Classroom Assessment

4

EDU 335Secondary Classroom Management

4

EDU 345Methods of Secondary Instruction

4

HIS 222Fascism and Nazi Germany

4

or

HIS 413The Era of World War I

4

or

HIS 414The Era of World War II

4

or

HIS 300 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 400 levelHistory course

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

4

EDU 306Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 317Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 354Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I-Secondary (TESOL I)

3

ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics

4

or

ECO 205Principles of Macroeconomics

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

Choose one GWA and one HIS course.

EDU 308Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 403Technology in Education II

2

EDU 409Practicum (with Seminar) III

2-4

GWA 200American Government

4

GWA 201World Affairs

4

GWA 202International Political Economy

4

GWA 203Political Parties and Interest Groups

4

GWA 210Urban Politics and Policy

4

GWA 220The Congress and the Presidency

4

HIS 217China's Modern Centuries

4

HIS 221Japan's Modern Centuries

4

HIS 300The Middle East

4

HIS 313Latin America

4

EDU 483Comprehensive Subject Area Competency and Skills (SACS) Social Studies 6-12 Exam

0

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 410Final Internship Seminar IV

2

EDU 413Final Internship Practicum IV

10

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 134