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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science Teacher Education, B.S.


Prepares students for entry into the undergraduate education program at this university. This pre-major provides students with a broad preparation in the social sciences and with depth in a particular discipline in preparation for teaching social science at the secondary level.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have critical thinking, reading and writing skills, as well as experience in public presentation of their ideas.
  2. Research projects will be tailored to develop analytical skills useful for teaching social science methods to secondary-level students.
  3. Internships will prepare students for work in secondary schools.

Core Courses

Requires a minimum of 30 upper division credit hours.

United States History Course Credits: 8

Economics Course Credits: 8

Elective Credits: 12-14

In two of the following areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal justice
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Focus Area Credits: 20-21

The student may choose to concentrate in any one of the following disciplines: History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology or Sociology.

Total Credits: 60-63


This major does not lead to a social science degree but may lead to an education degree following the completion of the professional education core in the College of Education. Requirements for admission into education programs can be obtained from the College of Education.

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements are not fulfilled with a grade of S.
Do not select Satisfactory/No Credit grading for any courses that will be used in the program.