Major in Social Studies Education 5-12 (B.A.)
ANT200UIntroduction to Anthropology 13
ECO201Principles of Economics4
GEO120Introduction to Geography3
HIS320KHistory and the Human Environment 13
POS100American Politics and Government3
PSY100Introduction to Psychology3
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3
Choose one of the following:3-4
Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture
American Civilization 1
Electives from 200 level or above, at least half of which must be 300 level or above, from two or more of the seven disciplines listed above or from sociocultural studies courses24
EDU200Introduction to Education3
EDU201Introduction to Education Field Experience1
EDU203School Health and Drugs2
EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU240Educational Psychology3
EDU241Educational Psychology Field Experience1
EDU317GZEducational Equity 13
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU418Methods in Teaching 9-12 Social Studies2
EDU419Middle Level Seminar and Practicum in Social Studies 5-82
EDU490Student Teaching Block 314
Major85-86
General Education 251-52
Total Credits136-138
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

2

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 125-126 credits.

3

In order to meet requirements for endorsements and duel majors this number is subject to change. Students should consult with their advisor. 

To be admitted to the Education program with a major in Social Studies Education 5-12, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00. To continue in the program, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.00. To be approved for student teaching in Social Studies 5-12, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00, both overall and in their major coursework.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all education courses and each content area course (ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC) listed above in the major. Courses with grades of C- or lower must be repeated.

Students with 5-12 licensure in Social Studies Education may choose one or more Middle Level Endorsements. See endorsement area listing under Major in Elementary Education with Middle Level Endorsement in the Education section of this catalog.

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B.A. in Social Studies Education 5-12 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology3Nature of Persons (N) course 3BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
POS100 American Politics and Government3 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
GES110 College Writing3 Major elective 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
 15 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEO120 Introduction to Geography3EDU2002 Introduction to Education3ANT200U Introduction to Anthropology3
HIS200L American Civilization3EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology3 EDU240 Educational Psychology3
Mathematics (M) course 3 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
THE201 Christian Theology3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 15 4 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ECO201 Principles of Economics4Major elective 3EDU317GZ Educational Equity3
EDU203 School Health and Drugs2 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1 EDU418 Methods in Teaching 9-12 Social Studies2
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1 EDU419 Middle Level Seminar and Practicum in Social Studies 5-82
HIS320K History and the Human Environment3 Major elective 4
Major elective 4  
 15 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU490 Student Teaching Block14Interim Off Major electives 9
  Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 12-15
Total Credits: 125-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

MN basic skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department. 

3

The education department offers interim trips that meet the U requirement - EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Option.

This program assumes a student will use ANT200U, EDU317GZ, HIS200L, and HIS320K to meet the general education World Cultures, Comparative Systems, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Social Studies Education 5-12 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
POS100 American Politics and Government3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 Nature of Persons (N) course 3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Major elective 4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3  
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
 15 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEO120 Introduction to Geography3EDU2002 Introduction to Education3ANT200U Introduction to Anthropology3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology3EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1Second Language (S) course1 4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1 EDU240 Educational Psychology3
Mathematics (M) course 3 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
 14 4 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ECO201 Principles of Economics4Major elective 3EDU317GZ Educational Equity3
EDU203 School Health and Drugs2 EDU418 Methods in Teaching 9-12 Social Studies2
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1 EDU419 Middle Level Seminar and Practicum in Social Studies 5-82
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
HIS320K History and the Human Environment3 Major elective 4
Major elective 4  
 15 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU490 Student Teaching Block14Interim Off Major electives 9
  Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 12-15
Total Credits: 124-127
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

MN basic skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department. 

3

The education department offers interim trips that meet the U requirement - EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Option.

This program assumes a student will use ANT200UEDU317GZHIS200L, and HIS320K to meet the general education World Cultures, Comparative Systems, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)