Social Studies Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.
Grade Requirements: this major requires a grade of ≥B- in all coursework done in the major at Eastern.
- students must complete at least 15 credits of this major at Eastern Washington University;
- social studies/secondary carries an endorsement in both social studies and history.
- alternative required courses may be used if pre-approved by the coordinator of the social studies education program.
- although this major does not require a minor, it is suggested that majors take minors outside the discipline of social studies education and that these minors coincide with endorsements for teacher certification in disciplines such as English, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences.
|Secondary Education Core|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
|EDUC 201||INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 303||FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT||3|
|EDUC 309||FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT||3|
|EDUC 341||SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT||3|
|EDUC 413||CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES||3|
|EDUC 420||ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY||1|
|EDUC 426||SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-12||12|
|EDUC 427||GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12||3-15|
|Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.|
|Required Social Studies/Secondary Courses|
|ANTR 201||GLOBAL CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS||5|
|or SOCI 320||RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES|
|or SOCI 321||SEX AND GENDER|
|ECON 100||GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS||5|
|or ECON 200||INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS|
|GEOG 101||FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY||5|
|or GEOG 301||HUMAN GEOGRAPHY|
|GEOG 230||WORLD GEOGRAPHY||5|
|HIST 104||EAST ASIA: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION||5|
|HIST 105||WESTERN HERITAGE: ORIGINS TO THE 18TH CENTURY||5|
|or HIST 106||WESTERN HERITAGE: 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT|
|or HIST 306||MODERN EUROPE|
|HIST 301||HISTORY OF THE PRESENT (or Diplomatic History elective)||5|
|HIST 303||U.S. HISTORY 1607-1877||5|
|HIST 304||U.S. HISTORY 1877-PRESENT||5|
|HIST 365||LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (or Latin American History elective)||5|
|HIST 483||HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST||5|
|POLI 100||MODERN GOVERNMENT IN AMERICAN CONTEXT||5|
|SOST 390||SOC STUDIES IN SEC SCHOOL||4|
|SOST 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS||4|
One 4 credit upper division non–U. S. History elective
One 4 credit upper division U.S. History elective
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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Note: see Education for additional PLOs.
- explain the spatial arrangements of people, places and environments using maps, charts and other tools;
- understand chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in U.S., world and Washington state history;
- understand major developments, eras and turning points in U.S., world and Washington state history;
- understand monetary systems, consequences of economic choices and influence of government policies upon the economy;
- understand the core principles of U.S. democracy and understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;
- use sources of information such as historical documents and artifacts to investigate and understand historic occurrences.