Students who earn a Secondary Teacher's Certification will be certified to teach the following social studies subjects in grades 7-12: History, Government, Economics, Geography, Psychology and Sociology.
The Social Science with Secondary Certification degree will require you to complete 63 semester hours in their social studies teaching fields. This will include 24 hours in history, 9 hours in political science, 9 hours in economics, 12 hours in geography 3 hours in psychology, 3 hours in sociology, and 3 hours of social studies teaching methods. (Specific courses are required- see your Academic Counselor for details.) Many of the Social Science courses are completed as requirements of the University Core.
Social Science with Secondary Certification student will also earn 21 hours of Secondary Education courses. All the classes in the degree plan are designed to prepared you to take the two required examinations through the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC): TExES: Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities (EC-12) and TExES: Social Studies (7-12).
Admission to the College of Education Teacher Education program is required prior to enrollment in most education courses. To apply, student must have earned at least 60 credit hours with a 2.75 GPA. Contact the College of Education Student Advising Office for admission requirements and application:
College of Education Student Advising Office
Matthews Hall 105