The purpose of the B.S. in Secondary Education: Social Studies program is to prepare teachers to teach social studies in the secondary schools. In addition to developing a knowledge base in history and the social science disciplines, students learn the methodological approaches by which the social studies may be taught, applying and refining those approaches in the clinical field experiences required of the program.
47 Hours Required
A grade of 'C' or better is required in education courses, with the exception of ED 280 which requires a grade of 'B' or better.
A grade of 'C' or better is required in all courses within the major.
Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program - Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours); History/Constitution requirement (3 hours); Written Communication (6 hours); Oral Communication (3 hours); Natural Sciences (7 hours, from two disciplines, one to include a lab); Mathematics (3 hours); Humanities and Fine Arts (9 hours, from at least two disciplines); Additional requirements (5 hours, to include UI100 for native students)
A minimum of 120 credit hours, completion of General Education program, completion
of 39 senior division hours (300-599), Writing Proficiency Exam (WP003), and completion
of the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) at the senior level. Refer
to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Degree Works for additional graduation requirements for your program.
All professional education and social studies courses must be completed with a C or above and GPA in social studies course work must be a 3.0 or above.
Summer Semester: US 105 (3)