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Teacher Licensure in Social Studies

Students majoring in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology can seek teacher licensure in comprehensive social studies. Students seeking social studies licensure must take a total of 36–42 semester hours in the social sciences beyond their major requirements from the departments of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Courses must be selected from the following approved list. This list is also available from the School of Education Advising Center (341A Curry), the student’s major advisor, or the social studies advisor in the School of Education. Substitution of any requirements needed for licensure may be made by the social studies advisor in the School of Education.

Courses Satisfying Competencies for the Standard Professional I License in Secondary Social Studies

Anthropology: select one from: ATY 212, 258; select one from: ATY 325, 330, 333, 335, 337

Economics: ECO 201, 202

Geography: select one from: GEO 105, 114, 202; select one from: GEO 102, 104, 344, or other regional course

History: HIS 211 and 212; WCV 101 or 102; and one selected from: HIS 204, 215 or 216, 239 or 240, 381

Political Science: PSC 100, and one selected from PSC 260 or 290

Sociology: SOC 101, 301, or other relevant courses approved by program coordinator.

This licensure program relies heavily on early and adequate advising. It is the student’s responsibility to meet as soon as possible with both his/her major advisor and the social studies advisor in the School of Education. See other sections in this chapter for additional teacher licensure requirements.