New Social Studies Educators, Spring 2018

Bachelor of Arts in History: Secondary Social Studies Education (9-12)

Recommended Degree Pathway for Secondary Social Studies Education (9-12)

The recommended sequence of courses for Social Studies Education (SSE) majors targets a four year degree completion with admission to the Teacher Education Program no later than Spring of year three (eg. junior year). 

All students must have and maintain a minimum 2.70 GPA in order to be eligible for Teacher Education.

Coursework falls into five main categories:

  • general education requirements (45 hours - university wide)
  • major specialty area requirements (39 hours)
  • professional studies core (12 hours)
  • content pedagogy (21 hours)
  • Social Sciences collatoral (15 hours)

Some courses in the program (up to 18 hours) may count in more than one category. 

Per university guidelines, all students are required to complete 9 semester hours of writing intensive courses. These courses are marked as WE or WD courses during registration. Many of the history content courses required for the major and general education courses in division II.A fulfill this requirement. For example, HST 3000 is a designated WD course. Students should confer with their advisor closely in order to ensure that they are meeting this requirement through their coursework.

Some courses in the Professional Studies Core and Content Pedagogy require field experiences. Students should bear this in mind as they plan their course of study. Finally, the Content Pedagogy courses are sequenced and are only offered during certain semesters. Students should consult with Program Coordinator regarding the sequencing and additional requirements for the Professional Licensure affiliated with this degree path. Because this major leads to a professional teacher educator license, students are highly encouraged to carefully review all degree requirements for the additional procedures and considerations for the licensure process. Additional information for the licensure process can be found at the School of Education.

First Year

Fall Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

UNV 1000 Freshman Seminar (1) University requirement
ENG 1050 Composition I GE I requirement
HST 1010 American Civilizations to 1877 GE II.A/Major requirement
HST 1140 World Civilizations to 1500 GE IV/Major requirement
GGY 1010
or
GGY 1020
or
GGY 2000
Principles of Geography
or
World Regional Geography
or
Cultural Geography
GE II.B/Major requirement

MAT 1050

or Science

College Math

(ENV 1100, GLY 1250, BIO 1060, or GGY/GLY 2620 recommended)

GE II.C requirement

16 hours total/cumulative

Spring Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

ENG 1060 Composition II GE I requirement
HST 1020 American Civilizations since 1877 Major requirement
HST 1150 World Civilizations since 1500 Major requirement
PLS 1010 Introduction to American National Government GE II.B/Major requirement
  General Education GE II.A requirement
  General Education (PED - 1 credit) GE III requirement 

16 hours total/32 hours cumulative

Second Year

Candidates should apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program during the sophomore year. Read about the eligibility for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Fall Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

HST 3000 Historical Theory and Practice (WD) Major requirement
HST 3170 History of North Carolina Major requirement
ECN Economics : General Education  
  General Education GE II.C requirement
  General Education GE II.A requirement
     

15 hours total/ 50 hours cumulative
* Must be taken prior to admission to TEP

Spring Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History Major requirement
HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History (American) Major requirement

SOC 2090

 
or

PSY 1050

Social Problems in Modern Society

or

Introduction to Psychology

Major requirement
  General Education GE II.A requirement
  General Education GE II.C requirement

 15 hours total/ 65 hours cumulative

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

SSE 3000 Introduction to Teaching Social Studies Major requirement, Content pedagogy; Prerequisite: EDN 2100 and 15 semester hours in history and social sciences with a minimum QPA of 2.5
SED 3310 Introduction to Exceptional Children Major requirement, professional studies core
HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History (non-Western) Major requirement
HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History (European) Major requirement
EDN 2100*  Introduction to Education Major requirement *Required for admission to TEP
 PED General Education (PED - 1 credit) GE III requirement

 16 hours total/ 81 hours cumulative

Spring Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

SSE 3650** Content and Techniques of Social Studies Major requirement, Content pedagogy Prerequisites: SSE 3000, 15 semester hours in history and social sciences with a minimum QPA of 2.5, and admission to TEP
EDN 3140 Aspects of Human Development and Educational Psychology for Grades 6-12 Major requirement, professional studies core
HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History (non-Western) Major requirement
HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History (European) Major requirement
  Social Science Elective Major requirement

15 hours total/ 96 hours cumulative
**Application for Admission to TEP required as part of coursework

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

SSE 4000 Methods of Teaching Social Studies Major requirement, Content pedagogy Prerequisites: SSE 3000, SSE 3650, and 30 hours in history with a 2.5 average (QPA)
EDN 3130** Content Area Reading Major requirement, professional studies core
HST 3xxx
or 4xxx
Advanced History (American) Major requirement
HSTS 4xxx Topics in History Major requirement
  Elective - 3 hours  

15 hours total/ 111 hours cumulative

Spring Semester - Professional Semester

Course#

Course Title

Comments

SSE 4480** Student Teaching Internship Major requirement, Content pedagogy Prerequisite: Admission into Professional Semester
SSE 4490** Student Teaching Seminar Major requirement, Content pedagogy Prerequisite: Admission into Professional Semester

12 hours total/ 120 hours cumulative
**Admission to TEP required