Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Composite Social Science Education

Will provide the content base for the teaching of a diverse number of social science disciplines.

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

 

Degree available in Bismarck

Student Learning Outcomes

Composite social science education graduates will:   

  1. Analyze, interpret, and use data and information in learning and in research. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, and V.)
  2. Use technology as both a learning and as a professional application tool (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VII.)
  3. Communicate ideas clearly through visual, verbal, and written forms using graphs, models, and the vocabulary specific to the Social Sciences (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VII.)
  4. Demonstrate an ability to build upon and apply Social Science intellectual knowledge (and skills) in a variety of settings and environments (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)
  5. Develop a critical awareness of the integral relationship of humankind through a global Social Science perspective (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)
  6. Learn to interpret the social and spatial dimensions of disease, the economic relationships between health and wealth, and the political, cultural, ecological, and historical ramifications of the interactions of human and biological agents concerning health and wellness (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

Requirements


Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses for this program.

Composite Social Science Education Courses Secondary Education

Students must complete the following History courses:

HIST 103United States To 1877

3

HIST 104United States Since 1877

3

HIST 211World Civilizations To 1500

3

HIST 212World Civilizations Since 1500

3

HIST 310History Of North Dakota

3

History Electives (300-400)

6

Students must select two areas of study from the following (24 credits):

Economics:
ECON 106Global Economics

3

Economic Electives (300-400)

6

Geography:
GEOG 121Physical Geography

3

GEOG 161World Regional Geography

3

GEOG 262Geography of North America

3

Geography Electives (300-400)

3

Political Science:
POLS 115American Government

3

POLS 330History of Political Thought

3

Political Science Electives (300-400)

6

Students must complete the following two areas of study (24 credits):

Psychology:
EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Psychology Electives (300-400)

3

Sociology:
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 115Social Problems

3

Sociology Electives (300-400)

6

Students must complete the following:

SEED 490DMethods of Teaching Social Science

3

Total Credit Hours:72

 

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

Total Credit Hours:41-49

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 113-121