Secondary Education: Social Studies (Grades 5-12) Licensure

Secondary Education: Social Studies (Grades 5-12) Licensure

Designed for those looking to teach one of the social sciences at the secondary level, this specialty area consists of education, core social sciences and four courses in a concentration.

Supporting Courses

  • PSYC 1001 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Courses in Subject Area
(Licensure requirements may not constitute a full major – please consult with your advisor in this major.)
The English component of the Communication Arts/Literature education major includes these seven courses:

  • ENGL 2200 Literary Theory & Practice
  • ENGL 2270 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2305 Writing for Life: Developing Skill & Confidence
  • ENGL 2350 Rhetorical Grammar OR ENGL 3XXX English Composition Elective (non-specialized writing course: 3XXX level or above)
  • ENGL 2480 History & Structure of English OR ENGL 3450 Intro to Linguistics
  • Two 3000-level literature elective (Recommend American Lit)

Communication studies course required:

  • COMM 1000 Intro to Communication
  • COMM 1020 Communication Dynamics in Personal Relationships
  • COMM 1030 Speaking to Lead and Influence
  • COMM 2050 Media, Culture and Society

Required Education Courses

  • EDUC 3450 Literature for Young Adults
  • EDUC 3740 Special Methods: Middle Level Communication Arts and Literature
  • EDUC 3750 Special Methods: Senior High Communication Arts and Literature
  • EDUC 3912 Student Teaching Secondary

Concentration Course Requirements:

  • Four additional courses in one discipline (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology)