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Social Studies Education The social studies education program allows students to major in social studies with a concentration in history or political science and to complete the State of New Hampshire’s requirements for certification to teach social studies in grades 5-12. The program of study provides the prospective social studies teacher with a broad and integrated liberal arts background, and interdisciplinary social studies major with a concentration in history or political science, and the techniques, knowledge and experience to help middle, junior and senior high school students develop to their highest potential. Social studies certification covers primary areas of history, governments, economics, and geography, as well as secondary areas of psychology and sociology. The interdisciplinary program prepares students to teach in these areas.

Social Studies Teacher Certification Curriculum Bachelor of Arts B.A./B.S. Core:

48 credits

EDU 235 is used by the School of Education to satisfy the IT 100 competencies in the B.A./B.S. core for all education students enrolled in a certification program. History Concentration Major Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. GEO

200

HIS

109

HIS

110

HIS HIS HIS

114 301 314

HIS

319

HIS

or 357

HIS HIS

321 340

World Geography (fulfills B.A./B.S. core requirement) Western Civilization I: Prehistory to Renaissance Western Civilization II: Renaissance to the Present United States History II: 1865 to Present World History and Culture European Conquest of the New World African-American History since the Civil War African-American History through the Civil War The Ancient World of Greece and Rome Historical Methods

Total Major Credits: 27 Required Courses EDU 200 Introduction to Education EDU 243 Learning Theory and Instruction EDU 275 Writing Workshop for Educators EDU 318 Methods of Teaching Secondary Education EDU 326 Methods of Teaching Social Studies EDU 426 Implementation of Action Research EDU 440 Differentiating Instruction EDU 490 Student Teaching and Seminar (12 credits) SPED 260 Children with Exceptionalities Total Required Credits: 33 68

Allied Courses ECO 202 ENV 219/SCI 219 PSY 211 SCI 212

Macroeconomics Environmental Issues Human Growth and Development Principles of Physical Sciences I Total Allied Credits: 12 Total Credits: 120

Political Science Concentration B.A./B.S. Core:

48 credits

Major Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. GEO

200

HIS

109

HIS

110

HIS HIS POL POL

114 301 211 213

World Geography (fulfills B.A./B.S. core requirement) Western Civilization I: Prehistory to Renaissance Western Civilization II: Renaissance to the Present United States History II: 1865 to Present World History and Culture International Relations Comparative Politics

POL POL

301 314

The United States as a World Power Political Theory

Total Major Credits: 27 Required Courses EDU 200 Introduction to Education EDU 243 Learning Theory and Instruction EDU 275 Writing Workshop for Educators EDU 318 Methods of Teaching Secondary Education EDU 326 Methods of Teaching Social Studies EDU 426 Implementation of Action Research EDU 440 Differentiating Instruction EDU 490 Student Teaching and Seminar (12 credits) SPED 260 Children with Exceptionalities Total Required Credits: 33 Allied Courses ECO 202 ENV 219/SCI 219 PSY 211 SCI 212

Macroeconomics Environmental Issues Human Growth and Development Principles of Physical Sciences I Total Allied Credits: 12 Total Credits: 120

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog