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Social Studies Education

The Social Studies Education program works in tandem between Social Sciences and  the school of Education, Instruction, and Leadership. Students in the Social Studies Education program take an in-depth study into topics of history and government while also studying educational principles, preparing them for role as educators in the Social Sciences.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Social Studies Education program go on serve in roles in public and private schools across the region.

Degree Requirements Open Close

Program: HISTORY
Major/Minor: Social Studies Education
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Social Sciences
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 022

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS: History (85 Semester Hours)

Social Studies Education Major (52 semester hours)

Core (19 Semester Hours)
HIST 1523 United States History Since 1876
HIST 2001 Introduction to Research
HIST 2713 Early World Civilizations
HIST 2723 Modern World Civilizations
HIST 4563 Contemporary U.S. History Since 1945
HIST 4763 Blood and Freedom: The Struggle for Modern Europe
HIST 4953 Historical Research and Writing (Capstone)

Required (33 Semester Hours)
HIST 2523 Oklahoma History and Government
ECON 2113 Macroeconomics
GEOG 2723 Regional Geography of the World
Three upper-level courses in U.S. History (9 hours)
Two upper-level course in World History (Europe, Asia,
Latin America or Africa) (6 hours)
One upper-level Political Science courses (3 hours)
Two upper-level courses from one of the following areas:
Economics, Geography, Political Science or History (6 hours)

Specified General Education Requirement
HIST 1513 United States History to 1876
PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 1113 Principles of Sociology
Three hours of Foreign Language

NOTE: Students who are majoring in Social Studies Education must take SOST 4133 as the Methods and Media course. In addition to the major/minor program, an education degree requires a professional education component. Module III of the Teacher Education Portfolio requirement must include research from Introduction to Research, a research paper, one paper or assignment from political science or geography, a book critique or review, an artifact from economics, lesson plans from the Methods course, and a peer evaluation from the Methods course.

EDUC 2000 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences I
To be taken concurrently with:
EDUC 2013 Foundations of Education
SPED 2123 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities
EDUC 3313 Technology Integration for the Classroom
PSY 3123 Child and Adolescent Development for Education Majors
EDUC 3002 Internship for Student Teaching *a
To be taken concurrently with:
EDUC 3434 Teaching Strategies and Progress Monitoring*a
EDUC 4443 Classroom and Behavior Management*a
Methods Course in Major Field (3 semester hours)*a to be taken concurrently:
EDUC 4000 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences *a
EDUC 4919 Teaching Experiences in Major Program*b
*a Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
*b Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching

Portfolio Policy
Teacher candidates in the teacher education program at Southeastern are required to develop an electronic assessment portfolio documenting their growth and professional progress throughout their professional and specialization education program. The portfolio process begins when a candidate enrolls in the teacher education course. Portfolios are completed using Chalk and Wire software.