School of Education

B.S. in Secondary Education, Social Studies (120 cr)

This degree will license you to teach in both Middle and High School in the selected content area. General education requirements vary slightly from program to program.

General Education Requirements (39 cr)

Composition & Communication (9 cr)
College Level Mathematics (3 cr)

Choose at least one math course that meets IU East General Education Requirements.

Humanities & Fine Arts (6 cr)

Choose 2 courses from:

Natural Science & Mathematics (6 cr)
Behavioral & Social Sciences (9 cr)
  • Choose a content area. Your 100-level courses will fulfill 6 credit hours.
  • EDUC-P 254, Educational Psychology fulfills the other 3 credit hours.

Additional Requirements (0-2 cr)

First-Year Seminar (0-2 cr)

Students entering the program with less than 12 credit hours of transferable credit are required to complete the First Year Seminar (UCOL-U 101).

Professional Education Requirements

Foundations (12 cr)
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • EDUC-M 101 Field Experience
  • EDUC-P 254 Educational Psychology
  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching students with Special Needs
Teacher Education Program (0 cr)
  • TEP Application Required
Methods (10 cr) [Must be admitted to TEP]
  • EDUC-M 314 General Methods (complete first)
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 401 Field Experience
  • EDUC-M 441 Social Studies Methods
Student Teaching Semester (12 cr)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
  • EDUC-M 420 Capstone Course

Secondary Social Studies Major

Social Studies courses are grouped into areas. Students must choose one primary and one supporting area. 30 of the 54 credits must be at the 200 level and above.

  1. From the primary area, choose 36 credit hours.
  2. From the secondary area, choose 18 credit hours
Area: Historical

If primary, these are required courses:

If primary, choose 6 from: (need 3 American and 3 World)

Area: Economics
Area: Government & Citizenship (Political Science)