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Certification as Secondary School Teacher of Social Studies

Students desiring certification as teachers of secondary social studies should consult with their advisers and the College of Education section of the catalog for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Certification as Secondary School Teacher of Social Studies 
General Education Courses   Semester Hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105, 150, 151 or 201

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics  
Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4

  See approved list,

3

Oral Communication See approved list,

3

Technology Met in major with EDCO 305

0

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines    
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major HIST 111 or 112

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major

0

Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines    
Natural Science See approved list; one must be a lab science

7

Social Science Met in major

0

Humanities and Arts 3 hours met in major; select 3 hours from another  
  designator;  See approved list

3

Intensive Writing Met in major with HIST 300

0

Constitution Requirement Met in major with HIST 211

0

Requirements in the Major   54
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics

3

 
ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

 
GEOG 101 Human Geography

3

 
GEOG 201 or The Geography of World Regions

3

 
GEOG 303 or Geography of Africa

 

 
GEOG 304 or Geography of the Middle East

 

 
GEOG 306 Geo of Latin Amer & Carribbean

 

 
PLSC 201 American Government

3

 
PLSC 202 State and Local Government

3

 
SOCL 101 Social Problems and Social Policy

3

 
Select 2 from HIST 111HIST 112 or HIST 113 World Civilizations to 950, from 950 – 1750, since 1750

6

 
 
 
HIST 211 United States History to 1877

3

 
HIST 212 United States History since 1877

3

 
HIST 300 Historiography and Methodology

3

 
HIST 590 Capstone Seminar in History

3

 
HIST electives  

15

Including at least 6 hours at the 500 level (in addition to HIST 590) and at least 3 semester hours from each of the following groupings:  
United States    
HIST 302 Modern Civil Rights Movement

3

     
HIST 308 American Ethnic History

3

HIST 310 The History of Women in Americ

3

HIST 313 Native American History

3

HIST 314 Colonial North America

3

HIST 315 Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST 325 U.S. Sports History

3

HIST 501 Hist of Social Movemnts in Ame

3

HIST 505 History of South Carolina

3

HIST 509 African American History

3

HIST 515 U S as World Power Since 1898

3

HIST 518 A History of the Old South

3

HIST 521 The New South

3

    HIST 522 Southern Religious History  
     
HIST 524 Emergence of Mod Amer 1877-193

3

HIST 525 The United States Since 1939

3

HIST 527 The American Revolution

3

Europe    
HIST 344 European History from the Age of Reason to the Versailles Settlement

3

 
HIST 345 European History Since 1914

3

 
HIST 346 History of England to 1603

3

 
HIST 347 History of England from 1603 to the Present

3

 
HIST 540 Ancient Greece and Rome

3

 
HIST 542 Medieval European History

3

 
HIST 547 History of Modern Russia

3

 
HIST 548 History of Modern Germany

3

 
Asia, Africa, and Latin America  

 

HIST 333 Imperial China

3

HIST 334 Modern China

3

HIST 335 Modern Japan

3

HIST 337 Early Africa

3

HIST 338 Modern Africa

3

HIST 351 Latin American History

3

HIST 352 History of US-Latin Amer Relat

3

    HIST 554 Women in Modern China  
     
    HIST 555 Chinese Foreign Relations  
     
HIST 560 History of Mexico,Central Amer

3

HIST 561 History of the Caribbean

3

HIST 350, 355A, B, C, 450, 463, 471/ 472, and 550 may also be taken as electives and would be applied to the groupings above in which the particular subject matter applies. HIST 590 may not be applied to any of these groupings. (Six hours of Global Perspectives and/or European, and 6 hours of US and/or SC are strongly recommended.)
Professional Education Sequence:  

36

EDUC 101* Observation and Analysis

1

EDUC 200* Developmental Sci and Poverty

3

EDUC 220* Assessment and Diverse Needs

2

EDUC 401* Internship: Contextual Factors

1

EDUC 402 Internshp: Assess and Instruct

9

EDUC 410* Education in a Democracy

2

EDCO 201 Literacy and the Eng Lang Learnr

2

EDCO 202 Disabilities in Gen Ed

2

EDCO 203 Support the Gifted Student

1

EDCO 305 Tech in the Classroom

2

EDCO 306 Inclusive Classroom

2

EDCO 350 Examining Classrm Climate

1

EDCO 351 Est Positive Classrm Climate

1

SCST 390 Princ Teaching Soc Studies I

3

SCST 391 Prin Teaching Social Studie II

3

SCST 392 Fld Exper Teach Social Studies

1

Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

General Electives  

0-2

Total  

124

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized proficiency examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

* A grade of C or better is required and may not be taken on the S/U basis.

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the College of Education.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a minimum of a 2.0 in the 54 semester hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of HIST courses in residence at Winthrop University. 

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