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Undergraduate Programs

B.S., Secondary Education, Social Studies

Program Overview

Do you love history, and want to share it with future generations?  If so, social studies education may be for you.

Consisting of a 120 credit-hour curriculum, the Secondary Education in Social Studies degree at Louisiana Tech will provide you with a strong background in the fundamentals of social studies, history, and in teaching. 

Curriculum

The B.S. in Secondary Education, Social Studies is a 126 credit-hour degree that includes 30 hours of general education coursework, 42 hours in primary content area instruction, 15 hours in knowledge of the learner and learning environment, 18 hours in methodology and teaching, and an additional 21 hours of related coursework.

General Education Coursework (GER)

ART 290 - Art Appreciation
   or KINE 280 - Dance Appreciation
   or MUGN 290 - Music Appreciation
   or SPTH 290 - Theatre Appreciation
3 hrs
BISC 101 - Fundamentals of Biology I
   or BISC 130 - Biological Principles
3 hrs
BISC 102 - Fundamentals of Biology II
   or BISC 132 - Biological Diversity
3 hrs
ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition I 3 hrs
ENGL 102 - Freshman Composition II 3 hrs
GEOG 205 - Cultural Geography 3 hrs
GEOL 111 - Physical Geology
   or GEOL 112 - Historical Geology
   or PHYS 205 - Conceptual Physics I
3 hrs
HIST 102 - World History Since 1500
3 hrs
MATH 101 - College Algebra
   or MATH 240 - Mathematics for Engineering and Science I
3 hrs
MATH 125 - Algebra for Management and Social Sciences
   or MATH 241 - Mathematics for Engineering and Science II
3 hrs
POLS 201 - National Government in the United States 3 hrs
Total GER Coursework 30 hrs

Primary Content Area

ECON 201 - Economic Principles and Problems I 3 hrs
ECON 202 - Economic Principles and Problems II 3 hrs
ECON 312 - Monetary Economics
   or ECON 403 - Economics of Industrial Organization
   or ECON 406 - Comparative Economic Systems
   or ECON 409 - Managerial Economic Analysis
   or ECON 418 - Labor Economics
3 hrs
GEOG 203 - Physical Geography 3 hrs
GEOG 210 - World Regional Geography 3 hrs
HIST 101 - World History to 1500 3 hrs
HIST 102 - World History Since 1500 3 hrs
HIST 201 - History of the United States, 1492 - 1877 3 hrs
HIST 202 - History of the United States, 1877 - Present 3 hrs
HIST 360 - History of Louisiana 3 hrs
History Elective (400-level) 3 hrs
POLS 310 - Government and the Economy
   or POLS 220 - Legislation in the United States: Federal and State
   or POLS 230 - The American Presidency
   or POLS 303 - State Government and Administration in the United States
   or POLS 322 - Political Parties in the United States
   or POLS 355 - American Foreign Policy
3 hrs
POLS 350 - International Relations 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 42 hrs

Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment

EDCI 434 - Diverse Learners  3 hrs
EDCI 435 - Trends and Issues in Education 3 hrs
EDCI 471 - Classroom Management 3 hrs
EDCI 472 - Transitional and Vocational Procedures 3 hrs
PSYC 207 - Learning and Development 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 15 hrs

Methodology and Teaching

EDCI 403 - Materials and Methods of Teaching Reading 3 hrs
EDCI 416 - Student Teaching 9 hrs
EDCI 459 - Materials and Methods in Teaching Social Studies
3 hrs
EDCI 480 - Principles of Teaching 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 18 hrs

Additional Hours

EDCI 125 - Introduction to Teaching 3 hrs
EDCI 210 - Instructional Technology 3 hrs
EDCI 438 - Instructional Design, Strategies, and Assessment 3 hrs
EDUC 473 - Secondary Practicum in Education 3 hrs
ENGL 210 - Introduction to British Literature, Beginnings to Romantic Era
   or ENGL 211 - Introduction to British Literature, Romantic Era to Present
   or ENGL 212 - Introduction to American Literature
3 hrs
ENGL 332 - Advanced Grammar
   or ENGL 336 - Advanced Composition
3 hrs
COMM 110  - Principles of Speech 
   or COMM 377 - Professional Speaking
3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 21 hrs

Program Summary

General Education Coursework 30 hrs
Content Area Coursework 42 hrs
Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment 15 hrs
Methodology and Teaching 18 hrs
Additional Hours 21 hrs
Total Program Coursework 126 hrs

 

Admission To Teacher Education Programs

Successful completion of this degree requires admission to a Teacher Education Program. Enrollment in the college is not admission to a teacher education program, nor is this an automatic process. Please see the corresponding page Admission to Teacher Education Programs for more information.

Disclaimer

Please note that this page is supplied for informational purposes only. Due to curriculum changes over time, the information supplied here may not match your actual curriculum. Please consult your University catalog and official plan of study for information on your actual curriculum. For any questions related to your curriculum or plan of study, please contact your academic advisor.

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