Composite in Social Science Education B.S.Ed.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 124

Students pursuing the Social Science Composite degree (43 semester hours) must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the core courses plus at least two specializations.
  • Qualify for additional teaching areas in Sociology or Psychology by taking six additional hours in those areas.
  • Complete the courses for Secondary Professional Education.

Composite in Social Science Education majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, MATH 103, and PSYC 111. Additional requirements include ECON 105 and SOC 110. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.
  • SLO 2: Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the North Dakota State Standards for the Social Studies, and possess the content knowledge required to work with those standards using appropriate technologies.
  • SLO 3: Graduates will demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  • SLO 4: Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues.

Secondary Professional Education SLOs & Requirements

Criteria for Admission, Continuance, and Exiting the Teacher Education Program

Requirements

Core Courses

HIST 101Western Civilization I

3

HIST 102Western Civilization II

3

HIST 103U.S. To 1877

3

HIST 104U.S. Since 1877

3

SOSC 480SSocial Science Comprehensive

1

HISTElectives

6

Specializations

Student must select at least TWO specializations:

Economics

ECON 201Principles Of Microeconomics

3

ECON 202Principles Of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 332/GEOG 332The Global Economy and the Developing World

3

ECON 423/HIST 423Global Economic History

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Geography

GEOG 300World Region Geography and Anthropology

3

GEOG 332/ECON 332The Global Economy and the Developing World

3

GEOG 433Geography Of Europe

3

GEOGElective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Political Science

POLS 305/HIST 305Constitutional History

3

POLS 314/HIST 314Ideology And Government

3

POLSElectives

6

Total Credit Hours:12

*No minor required

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be earned in teaching major, minor, and professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required for all professional and methods education courses, excluding EDUC 250 where a “B” is required.