Eight-Semester Plan for B.S.Ed. in Social Sciences with Double Major in History

Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total Hours for Degree: 128
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites: 6
  • Any notes or other information:
  • Must pass PRAXIS I and hold a 2.75 GPA to be admitted to the College of Education and Allied Professions' Teacher Education Program
    Must hold a 3.0 GPA in Social Science courses to student teach, and must pass Praxis II for licensure.
  • Must take Math 170 if that course is not taken in Liberal Studies.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
Freshman Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Freshman Seminar
190
 
3
C5 Science
 
 
3
P4 Humanities
 
 
3
C1 English
 
Composition I
3
C2 Math
170
Statistics
3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title   
Hours  
C5 Science
 
 
3
C1 English
 
Composition II
3
P1 Political Science
101
American Government
3
C3 Communications
201
Foundations of Communications
3
P3 History
200-level
U. S. History survey
3

 

Sophomore Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Foreign Language
101
 Foreign Language
3
History
297
Sophomore Seminar
3
P1 Economics
231 or 232
Economics
3
History
200-level
European History survey
3
C4 Heath
111, 123, or HSCC 101
Health
3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
P5 Fine and Performing Arts
 
Fine and Performing Arts
3
History
200-level
History survey in Africa, Latin America, or Asia
3
EDCI
201
Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society
3
Political Science
169
Global Issues
3
History
300 or 400-level
U.S. history, upper division elective
3
Foreign Language
102
Foreign Language
3

 

Junior Year
Fall
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Special Education
339
Designing Classrooms as Responsive Learning Communities
3
History
300 or 400-level
European history, upper division elective
3
History
300 or 400-level
Upper division elective
3
Political Science
327
State and Local Government
3
Political Science
301, 308, or 312
Political science elective
3
Geography
350, 440, or 444
Economic, Regional, or Political Geography
3
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Psychology
323
Psychology Applied to Learning and Teaching
3
History
300 or 400-level
 African, Latin American, or Asian history, upper division elective
3
History
395
 Building a Democratic Classroom
3
Political Science
406
Teaching Civics and Economics
1
GEOG
313, 314, 315, 318, 322, or 494
Political science, upper division elective
3
Upper-Level Perspective
300 or 400-level
Upper division liberal studies perspective courses (can be accomplished with Geography 440 or History courses)
3

 

Senior Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
History
405
Methods for Teaching Social Sciences
3
History
310
Teaching World History
1
Political Science
313, 314, 315, 318, 322, or 494
Political science, upper division elective
3
History
300 or 400-level
History, upper division elective
3
EDSE
484
Supervised Internship I
3
Elective
   
4
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
EDSE
485
Supervised Internship II
6
EDSE
495
Seminar
3
History
491
Supervised Student Teaching in Social Sciences
3
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