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Department of Social Sciences


If you want to teach history:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

SOCIAL SCIENCES TEACHING FIELD

History/Government 6-12 and History Comprehensive (5-8) Licensure Program Information

All students in the social sciences who are preparing for teacher licensure are advised to review the special social science licensure information and to check general education and professional studies programs established by The Teachers College.  All students in any degree program in the Department of Social Sciences who wish to be recommended for teaching-field and subject-matter-field-licensure in the social sciences must fulfill the requirements in Secondary Level 6-12 (one or two fields) and/or Middle Level 5-9 Comprehensive.  The Department of Social Sciences requires student teaching in the social sciences at the appropriate grade or appropriate level in order to meet the state licensure requirements.

In addition to completing all course requirements listed below, all students seeking secondary licensure in the social sciences must obtain a 2.75 grade point average or above in all social sciences courses which apply to this teaching field program. A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken to meet these requirements. College-wide courses do not apply in answering social sciences teaching field requirements. Honors courses are highly recommended.

Students who are elementary education majors, or students who are majoring in other teaching fields, may pursue the middle level licensure program in social sciences. However, this is not a stand-alone program; i.e., students may not major only in middle level social sciences education. Also, any student who wishes to receive the middle level license MUST student teach at least 8 weeks in a middle school setting.

History/Government 6-12

All students in any degree program in the Department of Social Sciences who wish to have on their contract recommendation for teaching-field and subject-matter-field licensure in the social sciences must fulfill the requirements in Options A or B below.

Option A: Two teaching fields. This option requires a second teaching field such as physical education, business, English, etc. See the general education requirements in the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog. See the Teachers College section of the undergraduate catalog for information regarding admission to teacher education and for professional education requirements.

Option B: One teaching field. This options is for students who select the social sciences as a single teaching field. See the general education requirements in the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog. See the Teachers College section of the undergraduate catalog for information regarding admission to teacher education and for professional education requirements.

Total credit hours: 53

—This may include courses taken to satisfy requirements for general education.—

Required Courses
**Effective Fall 2006**

One or Two Teaching Fields (Option A or Option B)
Minimum grade per course: C

  • SS310 Introduction to Teaching Sec Soc Sci (2)
  • SS460 Teaching Secondary/ Middle Social (3)
  • HI111 US History to 1877 (3)
  • HI112 US History Since 1877 (3)
  • HI333 Kansas History (3)
  • HI300 or Higher Elective in U.S. History (3)
  • HI300 or Higher Elective in U.S. History (3)
  • HI101 World Cultures to 1500 (3)
  • HI102 Modern World Civilization (3)
  • HI300 or Higher Elective in World History (3)
  • HI300 or Higher Elective in World History (3)
  • PO100 Intro to Government & Politics (3)
  • PO121 American National Government (3)
  • PO300 or Higher Elective (3)
  • PO300 or Higher Elective (3)
  • EC101 Basic Economics (3)
  • GE101 World Regional Geograpy (Geography) (3)
  • SO101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

 


Middle Level 5-9 Comprehensive

This program is designed to provide course work necessary for the academic preparation at the middle school level. Students who complete the program will be recommended for licensure to teach the social sciences at this level. Please note: this is NOT a stand-alone program. Students must also seek a secondary teaching field in the social sciences or another teaching field.

Total credit hours: 32

—This may include courses taken to satisfy requirements for general education.—

Required Courses

Minimum grade per course: C

  • SS310 Introduction to Teaching Sec Soc Sci (2)
  • SS460 Teaching Secondary/ Middle Social (3)
  • HI111 US History to 1877 (3)
  • HI112 US History Since 1877 (3)
  • HI333 Kansas History (3)
  • HI101 World Cultures to 1500 (3)
  • HI102 Modern World Civilization (3)
  • PO100 Intro to Government & Politics (3)
  • PO121 American National Government (3)
  • EC101 Basic Economics (3)
  • GE101 World Regional Geograpy (Geography) (3)

*Students must teach at least half of placement in a middle school to receive middle school level licensure.