History/Social Sciences: Secondary Education, Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements for History/Social Sciences: Secondary Education Majors (75 credits)

The History/Social Sciences: Secondary Education Program prepares students for a teaching career in secondary schools. The program has received national recognition from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the premier national accrediting body for programs in education. In accord with the standards of the National Council for the Social Studies, students who major in History/Social Sciences: Secondary Education will acquire the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school levels for the study of the social sciences. These studies include:

  1. culture and cultural diversity
  2. time, continuity, and change
  3. people, places, and environment
  4. individual development and identity
  5. individuals, groups, and institutions
  6. power, authority, and governance
  7. production, distribution, and consumption
  8. science, technology, and society
  9. global connections
  10. civic ideals and practices

Certification for the teaching of history at the secondary level is available through programs coordinated by the Social Sciences and Education Departments. The program requires a minimum of 126 credits for graduation. Students are also required to maintain a portfolio of their work in the required courses listed below and take the PRAXIS examinations required for certification to teach secondary social studies in Pennsylvania. Students are encouraged to become members of and participate in the activities of the Marywood chapter of the Pennsylvania Education Association and the National and Pennsylvania Councils for the Social Studies. See the Marywood Department of Education for a description of admission and retention criteria and further course requirements.

Upon completion of the program, the bachelor of arts degree is awarded with a major in History/Social Science: Secondary Education.

Students desiring to pursue an education degree must have and maintain a minimum QPA of 3.00 in the major and a minimum overall QPA of 3.00.

Forty-eight credits (16 courses) are required in the Social Sciences Department:

SOC 211Introductory Sociology

3

SOC 218Anthropology

3

PS 210American Government and Politics

3

PS 211State and Local Government

3

ECON 100Basic Economics

3

GEOG XXX

3

HIST 100Roots of the Modern World

3

HIST 101Global History of the Twentieth Century

3

HIST 105Ethnicity and Diversity in the Modern?World

3

HIST 125

3

HIST 252United States History to 1865

3

HIST 253U.S. History Since 1865

3

HIST XXXModern Europe

3

HIST XXXModern America

3

HIST XXXModern Developing World

3

SSCI 411Curriculum and Methods in Secondary?Social Studies

3

HIST 100 and HIST 101: also fulfills a Liberal Arts core requirement in History

Specific courses from the Department of Education (27 credits):

EDUC 000

0

EDUC 005D

1

EDUC 100Introduction to Education

1

EDUC 101Introduction to Education

0.5

PSYC 252Psychology of Adolescence

3

EDUC 311Educational Psychology

3

SPED 100Characteristics of Students With Mild?Disabilities

3

SPED 300Curriculum Adaptations

3

SPED 367Behavior and Classroom Management

3

EDUC 411AEffective Instructn Secondary/PK-12 Ed?K-12 Education

3

EDUC 414Social Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 442

9

EDUC 461Meth Assessment/ESL

3

EDUC 311, SPED 367, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414, EDUC 461: requires upper level screening

SPED 300: taken with student teaching

A copy of the complete curriculum is available upon request from the Social Sciences Department.