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Social Studies Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult, B.A.


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The social studies program is intended primarily for students preparing to teach in middle or high schools. These curricula provide a multi-disciplinary foundation for prospective teachers who enter integrated social studies educational situations.

Program goals
  • To identify concepts, tools of inquiry and trends within the field of social studies.
  • To adapt instruction to various learning styles and cultural backgrounds.
  • To use diverse instructional strategies, including technology, that highlight critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • To organize and create lessons based upon content knowledge, curriculum goals, and state/national standards.
  • To create formal and informal assessment strategies related to their planning and instruction.
  • To demonstrate knowledge in social studies disciplines (history, political science, geography, sociology, economics, and psychology)
  • To conduct instruction, planning, and assessments in social studies classrooms via multiple field experiences.
  • To successfully apply for state licensure to teach social studies in grades 5-12 in the state of West Virginia.

 

Curriculum for Teaching Field in Social Studies Grades 5-Adult


Specific Core Curriculum requirements, 6 Hours:


Required courses, 42 Hours:


NOTE:


Contact Person: Dr. Jason Allen, Knutti Hall 101C, 304-876-5778.

Four-Year Course Progression


Social Studies Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   EDUC 150 1 Seminar in Education (FYEX) 1
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   COMM 202 2 Fundamentals of Speech (HM-GL or MD) (Req)  3
Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3   PSCI 101 2 American Federal Government (SO-CK) (Req.) 3
Core Curriculum 2 Wellness 3   PSYC 101 2 Introduction to Psychology 3
    TOTAL 15   GEOG 105   World Cultural Geography 3
              TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 200 2 Foundations of Education (SO-MD) 3   EDUC 360   Survey of Exceptional Children 3
Core Curriculum 1 Choose Science Course (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Choose Science Course (LS) 4
ECON 205 2 Principles of Macroeconomics (SO-CK) (Req.) 3   GEOG 301, 400, 407, OR 408   GEOG Elective 3
HIST 201 OR 202   History of the United States to 1865 OR 1865 to Present 3   ECON 206   Principles of Microeconomics 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor   3   HIST 201 OR HIST 202   History of the United States 1865 to Present OR 1865 to Present 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 320   Social and Psychological Conditions of Learning 4   EDUC 370   Creating Learning Environments 3
SOCI 205   Social Problems 3   EDUC 380   Innovative Technologies Classroom 3
Elective   Choose with advisor 2   PSCI 300 OR 422   State and Local Government OR American Political Thought 3
HIST 309   West Virginia and the Appalachian Region 3   HIST 3xx or HIST 4xx   European/Western History 3
HIST 333   Modern European History 3   HIST 3xx or HIST 4xx   World History Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 443   Reading in the Content Areas  3   EDUC 461   Student Teaching Seminar  3
EDUC 422   Special Methods of Teaching Social Studies  3   EDUC 456   Student Teaching, Grades 5-12  9
EDUC 400   Inclusion in the Regular Classroom 3       TOTAL  12
HIST 3xx or HIST 4xx   U.S. History Elective 3          
ANTH 315, PSYC 305, SOCI 403   Elective 3       DEGREE TOTAL  120
    TOTAL 15          
May 18, 2021                
         

 

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