Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social Studies with Teacher Certification (7-12)

Admission Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EACH, EDUC, READ or SPED courses, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Admission requirements are:

  1. Have health and physical clearance from the university doctor or nurse
  2. Complete 60 or more approved hours
  3. Have approval by the dean of students
  4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  5. Successfully pass all sections of the TASP with a score of 260 or higher on the reading section
  6. Complete a test on critical thinking skills with a satisfactory score
  7. Complete and submit an application for admission to the Teacher Education Admissions Committee
  8. Have a grade of C or above in 9 hours of English
  9. Submit satisfactory recommendations from 3 faculty members
  10. Complete an interview with the Teacher Education Admissions Committee
  11. Receive approval of the Teacher Education Admissions Committee

Departmental requirements for the B.S. in Social Studies for Teacher Certification (7-12) are as follows:

  1. Requirements for Teaching Field
    1. HIST 117 Civilization I
    2. HIST 118 Civilization II or HIST 131 World History
    3. HIST 221 American History I
    4. HIST 222 American History II
  2. United States History – HIST 402, 403, 404, 405, 451, 455, 458, 481, 482, 483, 484, or 486
  3. European History – HIST 413, 418, 419, 458, 472, 474, or 486
  4. Non-Western History – HIST 414, 416, 436, 478, 479, 490, 495
  5. Other Courses for Field
    1. HIST 480 Texas History
    2. HIST 496 History for Teachers
    3. HIST 353 Historical Methods
    4. GEOG 235 World Geography
    5. GEOG 354 Cultural Geography
    6. ECON 260 Principles of Macroeconomics
    7. ECON 261 Principles of Microeconomics
    8. POLS 225 National Government or POLS 226 States and Federal System
    9. POLS 381 American Judicial Process or POLS 491 Recent Political Theory or POLS 492 American Political Thought, or POLS 344 Comparative Politics
    10. 0.   PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology, or SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology
  6. Professional Education Requirements
    1. EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives
    2. EDUC 221 Educational Psychology
    3. EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media (capstone course)
    4. EDUC 432 Secondary management and Methods (capstone course)
    5. EDUC 476 Effective Strategies for English Language Learners
    6. EDUC 490 Student Teaching (6hrs)
    7. READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas
    8. SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs (writing-intensive course)
  7. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

 

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