Social Studies Education/Teaching (Grades 5-12) Major (BA Traditional)
Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Social Studies (Grades 5 through 12).
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.
Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.
|Prerequisites from General Education|
|ECO 101||America in the Global Economy: Macroeconomics||4|
|HIS 212||Introduction to History||4|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|Required Content Courses|
|GE 101||Human Geography||2|
|HIS 231||USA to 1877||4|
|HIS 233||USA since 1877||4|
|HIS 267||Introduction to Latin America||4|
|HIS 285||European History Since 1789||4|
|POL 131||Government and Politics||4|
|SOC 152||Introduction to Sociology||4|
|Select any 300 or 400 level social science course||4|
|Required Education Courses|
|ED 201||Foundations of and Introduction to Education||3|
|ED 330||Human Diversity and Relations||2|
|ED 336||Educational Psychology||3|
|ED 344||The Effective Teacher||3|
|ED 352||Teaching Grades 9-12 Social Studies||2|
|ED 371||Teaching Practicum||3|
|ED 439||The Inclusive Classroom||2|
|ED 470||Health Education for Teachers||2|
|ED 476||Teaching Grades 5-8 Social Studies||1|
|ED 487||Reading Across the Content Areas (+15 hours HR Activity)||3|
|ED 472||Student Teaching||15|
Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program. Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here.