Composite Social Studies (7-12):

This major provides content area preparation for students wanting to teach social studies in high school, grades 7-12.  It includes the study of history, geography, government, economics, psychology and sociology.  These subjects are taught as an integrated whole in middle school and not as separate subjects as they are in high school.  This major requires 45 hours of content course work plus what the School of Education requires for teacher certification. All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework. It is a highly competitive and desirable degree in that it allows graduates to teach classes in any of the subjects listed above.

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program:
Course No. Course Name  
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching ESL 3
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills 3
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4325 Educating Gifted Learners 3
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children 3
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar 1
EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology 3
EDUC 4311 Curriculum & Instruction in the Secondary School 3
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers 3
EDUC 4400 Student Teaching Seminar 4
EDUC 4894 Student Teaching in the High School Grades 8
Composite Social Studies (7-12):
ECON 2311 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2312 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GOVT 2360 Understanding Politics 3+
GOVT Any upper level GOVT 3
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I LACC*
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II LACC*
HIST 2313 U.S. History to1877 LACC*
HIST 2323 U.S. History from 1877 LACC*
HIST 3388 Comparative World Civilizations 3
HIST 3333 History of Texas 3
INDC 4390 Advanced Elements of Social Studies 3
GOVT 2313 American & TX Government I 3
GOVT 2334 American & TX Government II 3
GOVT 2360 Understanding Politics 3
PSYC 1313 General Psychology LACC*
PSYC Any 3 hours of upper level PSYC 3
SOCI 1313 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCI Any 3 hours of upper level SOCI 3
*LACC indicates courses that are taken in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.