Social Science Secondary Education

Social Science Secondary Education Four-Year Academic Plan

124 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree. The Social Science Education major is a licensure program that prepares students to teach history and other social sciences in high school. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
GE MATH 3
HIST 101: World History to 1500 3
POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 3
SOC 101: Intro to Sociology 3
POLSC 102: World Politics 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
EDU 200: Profession of Teaching 3
HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST Elective 3
PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology 3
SOCSC 204: Economics for Social Sciences 3
GE Biological Science with lab 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
HIST 200: Introduction to the Discipline of History 3
PSYCH 201: Adolescent Psychology 3
EDU 323: Survey of Except Student 3
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877 3
GE Physical Science with lab 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
EDU 202: Educational Psychology 3
EDU 397: Literacy Instruction 3
SOCSC Elective courses 3
HIST 230: Illinois History 3
HIST 300 Elective 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
EDU 370: Principles and Practices 3
EDU 377: Historical and Social Trends in American Education 3
Humanities elective not in History 3
SOCSC 101: World Geography 3
SOCSC Elective courses 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
EDU 378: Methods of Teaching Social Science 3
SOCSC Elective courses 3
HIST 395: Senior Seminar 3
GE Global (Humanities elective, not in History) 3
GE Arts/Humanities 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature (Diversity) 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EDU 345: Seminar in Teaching and Learning 3
EDU 349: Directed Teaching 9

 

*One of the natural science courses must have a lab component.

Social Science electives are chosen from economics, sociology, anthropology, or political science. Limit 6 hours in one area.