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A Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Social Science draws upon economics, geography, government, history and sociology in providing preparation for teaching social science. This major must be completed as part of the B.S.Ed. degree, Secondary Program, thus meeting Missouri teacher certification standards. This is a comprehensive major; no minor is required. However, students are free to complete a minor in another field appropriate to the B.S.Ed. degree, Secondary Program, if seeking another teaching area.
Majors in social science may be admitted to advanced standing in their major when they have 1) been assigned an advisor in their major; and 2) completed, with a grade of "C" or better, at least one course in each of the areas of history, government, social science, and humanities/ philosophy from the General Education Requirements.
|Core Requirement Courses||Hours|
|Econ 52-151||General Economics II||3|
|Geog 32-101||Introduction to Geography||3|
|Hist 33-298||Comparative World Cultures||3|
|Hist 33-401||Senior Seminar||1|
|Hist 33-484||U.S. Economic System||3|
|Soc 35-101||General Sociology OR||3|
|Soc 35-108||General Anthropology||3|
|Total Core Hours||16|
|B.S.Ed. Degree (Certifies Grades 9-12); 52 hours; No minor required
|Hist 33-524||Colony to Nation 1607-1828||3|
|Hist 33-556||Roots of U.S. Reform||3|
|Hist 33-525||OR United States Since 1945|
|Hist 33-534||The Civil War and Reconstruction
|Hist 33-530||OR The Old South|
|Electives in American History||6|
|Hist 33-517||England: From Stonehenge to Versailles||3|
|Hist 33-580||Modern China||3|
|Hist 33-385||OR Modern Japan|
|Hist 33-31||Russia to 1914||3|
|Hist 33-375||OR Latin America||3|
|Electives in World History||3|
|Political Science (choose 2)||6|
|PolS 34-203||State and Local Government||3|
|PolS 34-302||The American Presidency||3|
|PolS 34-303||The American Congress||3|
|Behavioral Science Elective|
|Choose one class from Anthropology, Sociology or Psychology||3|
|Directed General Education Requirement|
|Econ 52-150||General Economics 1||3|
|Total Course Hours Required||52|
Psych 08-303 Educational Psychology and Psych 08-322 Adolescent Psychology are completed as part of the Professional Education requirements.
Soc Sci 36-480 Methods in Secondary School Social Sciences is to be completed as part of the Professional Education requirements.
This major, when completed under the B.S.Ed. degree, Secondary Program will meet Missouri teacher certification standards for Social Studies grades 9-12.