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Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education-Certification as Secondary School Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in Education Sequence with EDUC 401
0
    Technology Met in Education Sequence with EDCO 305 0
    Intensive Writing Met in Education Sequence with SCST 391 0
    Constitution Requirement Met in major with PLSC 201 0
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives Met in major with GEOG 101     

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major with HIST 211

0

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science Met in major with PSYC 101 & ECON 215

0

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in major
with HIST 111, 112 or 113

3

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list; if Economics concentration chosen, must take
MATH 105 or 201
(3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

Subtotal   23-26
Core Requirements   

39

PLSC 201; 205 or 207 American Government; Int'l Politics, Comparative Politics

6

ECON 215, 216 Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

6

GEOG 101 Human Geography

3

GEOG 201, 303 or 306 World Regions, Africa, Latin America

3

 
PSYC 101 General Psychology

3

 
SOCL 101 or 201 Social Problems, Principles of Sociology

3

HIST 211, 212 US History to 1877, US Hist since 1877 6
 
2 of HIST 111, 112, 113 World Civ to 950, 950-1750, Since 1750 6
 
HIST 344, 345, 346 or 347 European History 3
 
Concentrations (choose one)    
   Economics   18
   ECON 315, 316 Microeconomic Analysis, Macroeconomic Analysis 6
   ECON electives Select from ECON 306*, 331, 332, 335, 343, 345, 346, 415 and 521 12
  (*includes a pre-requisite no included in the program)  
     
   History   18
   HIST 300 Historiography and Methodology 3
   HIST electives Include at least 6 hours at the 500-level and at least 3 hours from each group 15
    US: HIST 302, 308, 310, 313, 314, 315, 325, 501, 505, 509, 515, 518, 521, 524, 525, 527  
    Europe: HIST 344, 345, 346, 347, 540, 542, 547, 548, 549, 555  
   Asia, Africa & Latin America HIST 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 351, 352, 554, 560, 561  
  HIST 350, 355ABC, 450, 463, 471, 472 and 550 may be taken as electives and may be
applied to the appropriate grouping of the assigned subject matter
 
   Political Science Choose one course from each of the following categories 18
   American Government PLSC 202, 305, 306, 307, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 371, 518 3
   Political Theory PLSC 351, 352, 355, 356, 551, 553 3
   Public Policy & Administration PLSC 317, 319, 321, 323, 324, 325, 504, 508, 512, 515 3
   PLSC electives   9
   Psychology   18
   Select 3 courses from 
   PSYC 206, 213, 305, 335, 408, 409
Developmental Psyc, Abnormal Psyc, Social Psyc, Biological Psyc, Cognitive Psychology,
Principles of Learning
9
   PSYC electives   9
   Sociology & Anthropology   18
   ANTH 201 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
   ANTH/SOCL 302 Anthropological/Social Theory 3
   SOCL 316, 516, 598 Social Research I & II, Senior Seminar 9
   ANTH/SOCL electives   3
Professional Education Sequence  

40

EDUC 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

 
EDUC 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

 
EDUC 220* Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

 
EDUC 401* Internship I: Contextual Factors

1

 
EDUC 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

 
EDUC 410* Education in a Democracy 2
 
EDCO 201* Literacy and the English Language Learner 2
 
EDCO 202* Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the General Ed Classroom 2
     
    EDCO 305*  Technology in the Classroom 2
     
    EDCO 350*  Acad and Social Strategies for Establishing Classroom Climate 3
     
    READ 331*, 346* Foundations of Literacy-Middle Lev/Secondary, Content Area Read/Writ 6
     
SCST 390*, 391*, 393 Princ of Teaching Social Studies I & II, Seminar in Social Studies Educ 7
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

Total  

123

*A grade of C or better is required in all EDUC, EDCO, and READ courses. No core course can be taken for S/U credit with the exception of EDUC 403. Note that field hours will be required for EDUC 200, EDCO 201, 202, 305, 350, EDUC 401, 402, 410, and SCST 390. EDUC 401 and 402 follow the K-12 public school calendar.

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized proficiency examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 201 or any course with 201 as a prerequisite. 

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 Office of Student Academic Services in the Richard W. Riley 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 GPA of 2.0 or better in the 57 hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in social studies in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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