Department of History

Department of History

Social Studies Secondary Education Program Curriculum


Program Requirements   Semester Hours Required Course Prefixes And Numbers Course Titles
GENERAL EDUCATION (30 semester hours) English
(6 semester hours)
3 ENG 101* Freshman Composition I
3 ENG 102* Freshman Composition II
Mathematics
(6 semester hours)
3 MATH 147 Pre-calculus I
3 MATH 148 Pre-calculus II
Sciences
(9 semester hours)
3 BIOL 103 Principles of Biology I
3 CHEM 101 Environmental Chemistry
3 BIOL 104 Principles of Biology II
Social Studies
(6 semester hours)
3 SOC 101 Introduction to Social Science
3 ECON 201* Macroeconomics
Arts
(3 semester hours)
3 ART 210 Fine & Performing Arts

KNOWELDGE OF THE LEARNER AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
(15 semester hours)

3 ED 204* or
ED 200

Adolescent Psychology or
Human Growth and Development

3 ED 300 Educational Psychology
3 ED 312 Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children
3 ED 427* Classroom Management
3 ED 317* Multicultural Education

METHODOLOGY & TEACHING
(18 semester hours)

Reading
(3 semester hours)
3 ED 322* Reading in Middle, Junior/Senior High School
Teaching Methodology & Strategies
(6 credit  hours)
3 SS 406* Methods of Teaching Social Studies
3 ED 453* Secondary Advanced Teaching Methods II
Student Teaching
(9 semester hours)
9 ED 455* Student Teaching

PRIMARY TEACHING AREA 

(Note:  Students should complete a minimum of 31 semester hours when completing the semester hours in this section and the semester hours in the General Education Section for their specific area of certification.  As an example, a teacher candidate could complete 6 semester hours of English in the General Education section and 25 semester hours of English in this section for a total of 31 semester hours.)

(NOTE:  Programs for social studies certification may require 50 or more semester hours.) (33 semester hours)
3 HIST 101* History of Western Civilization I
3 HIST 104 Modern World History
3 HIST 201* American National Multicultural History
3 HIST 202* Recent American History
3 HIST 320 African-American History since 1877
3 HIST 322* Louisiana History
3 HIST 312

Twentieth-Century Europe

3 GEO 201* Cultural Geography
3 PS 201* American National Government
3 PS 300 State and Local Government
3 PSY 200 General Psychology
FLEXIBLE HOURS FOR THE UNIVERSITY’S USE
(26-35 semester hours) (26 semester hours)
1
1


3
6
3
3

3
3
3

ED 111/
ED 112 or
FYE 101/
FYE 102
ENG 200

SOC 200
200/201/202/301

ED 162
ED 328
ED 402

FYE for Education Majors I##
FYE for Education Majors II## or
First Year Experience I##
First Year Experience II##
World Literature I##
Foreign Languages##
Cultural Anthropology
African Culture/ Western Culture/ Non-Western Culture/
Humanities of the South
Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
Diagnosis and Evaluation
Instructional Technology Integration

##These courses are now required as part of Grambling State University’s General Education Curriculum
TOTAL HOURS
(120 or more semester hours)
122    

*courses approved by the Board of Regents and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education during the previous teacher preparation program evaluations.     

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