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I. University Studies Program

First Year Introductory Course:

Composition Course:

  • Any UI100 First Year Seminar Course (3)
  • EN100 English Composition (3) - prerequisite for EN140
Artistic Expression:
  • Any course listed under "Artistic Expression" in the undergraduate bulletin (3)
Literary Expression:
  • Any course listed under "Literary Expression in the undergraduate bulletin (3)
Oral Expression:
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
Written Expression:
  • EN140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
Behavioral Systems:
  • PY222 Psychology of the Adolescent (3)
Living Systems:
  • Any BI or BS class listed under "Living Systems" in the undergradute bulletin - a laboratory course is recommended (3)
Logical Systems:
  • Choose One of the Following:
    • MA123 Survey of Math
    • MA 134 College Algebra (3) - recommended
Physical Systems:
  • Any CH, PH, or GO course listed under "Physical Systems" in the undergraduate bulletin - a laboratory course is recommended (3)
Development of a Major Civilizations:
  • US105 American History I (3)
Economic Systems:
  • EC101 Economic Problems and Policies  (3)
Political Systems:
  • PS103 US Political Systems (3)
Social Systems:
  • OS200 Survey of Social Science
300 level UI course:
  • Any UI300 Level Course (3)
300 level UI course:
  • Any UI300 Level Course (3)
400 level UI course:
  • Any UI400 Level Course (3)

II. Social Studies Major

* indicates a course that fulfills a University Studies requirement. The integration of the Social Studies Program with the University Studies Program makes it possible to enhance the program while completing the requirements within a reasonable time frame.

  • EC101* Economic Problems and Policies (3)
  • AN181 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • GG150 People and Places of the World
    OR
    UI308* Cultural and Physical Landscapes of the World
  • GH315 Historiography (3)
  • PS103* U.S. Political Systems (3)
  • PY102 Introduction to Psychology (3)
    OR
    PY101 Psychological Perspectives on Human Behavior (3)
  • US105* American History I (3)
  • US107 American History II (3)
  • EH101 Early European Civilization (3)
  • EH103 Modern Eurpean Civilization (3)
  • WH105 World Civilizations (3)
  • SS200 Introduction to Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (3)
  • SS300 Constructing Curriculum in Secondary Social Studies (3)
  • Choose 6 hours from any US History Course 300-599 (6)
  • Choose 3 hours from any EH course (300-599)
  • Choose 3 hours from
    • Any WH course 
    • UI350* Middle East Politics
  • Choose 3 hours from the following:
    • PS 310 Government and Politics of the American States (3)
    • PS335 American Foreign Policy (3)
    • PS360 Poltical Parties and Voting Behaviors (3)
    • PS365 Legislative Process (3)
    • PS390 American Judicial System (3)
    • PS490 Constitutional Law (3)
    • UI357* Early American Political Thought (3)

III. Professional Education Requirements (46 Hours)

Courses in each block are to be taken concurrently.

Pre-admission to Teacher Education Program
  • SS200 Introduction to Social Studies (3)
  • ED280 Introduction to Teaching (3)
Pedagogy I
  • EX390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
  • SE350 Pedagogy I: Principles of Effective Teaching (3)
  • SE305 Secondary Block II Field Experience (2)
  • SE306 Theories of Learning and Management (2)
  • SE307 Teaching Reading/Secondary School (2)
  • SE308Fundamentals of High School Education (3)
Pedagogy II (3)
  • SE365 Pedagogy II: Interdisciplinary Methods and Technology (3)
  • SE363 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)
  • SE355 Field Experience 2 (3)
  • SS300 Constructing Social Studies Curriculum (3)
  • SE307 Content Literacy Methods for Middle and High School (3)
Pedagogy III
  • SE385 Pedagogy III: MSE Advanced Methods of Secondary Teaching (3)
  • SE380 Field III (3)
  • SE318 Techniques of Teaching Social Studies (3)
  • SE390 Instructional Interventions for Middle and Secondary Students with Special Literacy Needs (3)
Admission to Student Teaching
  • Prerequisites for student teaching: All content and professional education coursework complete, passed content exam, 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • SE465 Student Teaching (12)
  • EF400 Seminar in Educational Issues (1)

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