Social Studies Education

Social Studies Education

Certification in Social Studies Education is for grades 5-8 or 5-12. In addition to completing the General and Liberal Education Core requirements, it is recommended that students in this program complete a major in History (Social Studies) designed for certification candidates and complete the required education courses.

In addition to the required education courses listed below, students must meet with both the education advisor and their history major advisor to select courses. This dual advising system is critical to ensuring that they are meeting all of the relevant content certification standards within the content major.


M.Ed./Teacher Certification in Social Studies Education (Grades 5-8 or 5-12)

Required Education Courses

 

Course

Field Hours

Credits

M.Ed. w/Cert

M.Ed. Only

Cert. Only

ED501

Graduate Teacher Education Program Orientation

 

2

X

X

-

ED506

Educational Psychology

 

3

X

X

X

ED505

Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society

 

3

X

X

X

ED510

Design and Management of the Learning Environment

30

3

X

X

X

ED508

Introduction to Assessment

 

3

X

X

X

ED517

Methods in Teaching Social Studies

15

3

X

X

X

ED509

Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners

15

3

X

X

X

ED516

Teaching Literacy across the Curriculum

15

3

X

X

X

ED526

Best Practices in Secondary Contexts

30

3

X

X

X

ED578

Action Research in the Classroom (required for Certification)

 

3

X

X

X

Elective 1- ED/SOE elective *

 

3

X

X

X

Elective 2- ED/SOE elective*

 

3

X

X

X

ED532A

Student Teaching for Middle/Secondary Certification

 

3

X

-

X

ED532B

Student Teaching for Middle/Secondary Certification

 

3

X

-

X

ED574

Student Teaching Seminar (to be taken with ED532 A&B)

 

1

X

-

X

ED585

Student Research Capstone

 

1

-

X

-

 

Total Credits

 

 

42

36

40

 

Specific Testing for Certification 
• Basic Academic Skills Assessment (BASA) and Subject Area Testing in Social Studies

History Education Track
In addition to all graduation requirements, student must complete a minimum of 35 credits in History. 

Required Core Courses 
HS214  Introduction to Public History 
HS301 Historical Methods 
HS410  Senior Research Seminar 
HS411  History Competency Exam 
HS450  History Senior Portfolio Assessment Two 200-level HS courses 
Three 300-level HS courses 
Choose one Concentration: 

Social Studies Concentration – 9 credits 
HS235  Topics in World History 
HS308  From Sea to Shining Sea: the Geography of the United States 
HS319  History of New England

Recommended Curriculum Guide – Social Studies

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MT130

Mathematics for K-8 Educators

3

ED112

Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society

3

ED105

Educational Psychology

3

______

Primary Major

3

GLE101

First Year Inquiry Seminar

3

______

Primary Major

3

GLE110

First Year Composition

3

PO201

U.S. Government

3

______

HS 102 or 104

3

______

GLE Humanities

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15


Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED224

Design and Management of the Learning Environment

3

ED 350

Teaching Literacy Across the curriculum

3

ET101 or 102

Economics

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

GLE Natural Science

4

______

GLE Natural Science

4

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

 

 Total

16

 

 Total

16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED308

Introduction to Assessment

3

ED312

Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

GLE Humanities

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

GLE Art and Design

3

______

Primary Major

3

ED316

Methods in teaching Social Studies

3

______

GLE Art and Design

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED360

Best Practices in a Secondary Context

3

ED492

Secondary Student Teaching

14

______

Primary Major

3

ED487

Secondary Student Teaching Seminar

1

______

Primary Major

3

 

 

 

______

Primary Major

3

 

 

 

______

Primary Major

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15

 

Total Credits

122

               

 

Program Courses

HS235 Topics in World History
HS308 From Sea to Sea: US Geo
HS319 History of New England