Teaching Specialty - Social Sciences
Major: Social Science Education
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A dynamic list of approved general education courses offered by term is available on the NDSU General Education Requirements website.
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, if applicable.
|First Year Experience (F)||1|
|Skills For Academic Success (Also offered with the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, PHRM)|
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
|Teaching Specialty Requirements|
|HIST 101||Western Civilization I (May satisfy general education category A)||3|
|HIST 102||Western Civilization II (May satisfy general education category A)||3|
|HIST 103||U.S. to 1877||3|
|HIST 104||U.S. Since 1877||3|
|HIST 390||Historical Research and Writing (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|HIST||Non-US History (300-400 level)||6|
|HIST||US History (300-400 level)||6|
|Select one of the following areas (A-C):||6|
A. Anthropology (6 cr):
|Introduction to Anthropology|
B. Sociology (6 cr):
|Introduction to Sociology|
C. Psychology (6 cr):
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Select two of the following areas (D-F):||24|
D. Political Science (12 cr):
Select 3 from the following:
|Problems and Policies In American Government|
|Political Behavior-Executive-Legislative Process|
|Political Behavior-Political Parties|
|State and Local Politics|
|Constitutional Law-Civil Liberties|
|Constitutional Law-Criminal Justice|
E. Geography (12 cr):
|Geography of North America|
|The Earth Through Time|
Geography Electives (6 cr)
F. Economics (12 cr):
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
Economics Electives (6 cr)
|Professional Education Requirements|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 481||Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Soc Sci)||3|
|EDUC 485||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 487||Student Teaching||9|
|EDUC 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
Degree Requirements and Notes
A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
Course taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
See School of Education for admission requirements.