Social Studies Elementary/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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Students may choose the elementary or secondary BAE.

Notes: 

  • see the Education Department for prerequisites, core requirements and additional SLOs;
  • this major requires a grade of ≥2.5 in all coursework done in the major at Eastern;
  • students must complete at least 15 credits of this major at Eastern Washington University.

The Elementary major does not meet a state of Washington endorsement.

Required Elementary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 308
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 304INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING3
EDUC 310LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
EDUC 338
EDUC 339
LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (must be taken concurrently)
9
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-815
MATH 212STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY MATH II5
MTED 390METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS5
MUSC 450INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM COURSES3
PHED 390HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS3
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Social Studies/Elementary Courses
ANTH 101CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY5
or SOCI 320 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
or SOCI 321 SEX AND GENDER
or WMST 321 SEX AND GENDER
ECON 100GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS5
or ECON 200 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
GEOG 101FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY5
or GEOG 301 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 230WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY5
HIST 104EAST ASIA: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION5
or HIST 365 LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 105WESTERN HERITAGE: ORIGINS TO THE 18TH CENTURY5
HIST 106WESTERN HERITAGE: 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT5
or HIST 306 MODERN EUROPE
HIST 303U.S. HISTORY 1607-18775
HIST 304U.S. HISTORY 1877-PRESENT5
HIST 438PEACE, VIOLENCE AND CULTURE5
HIST 499DIRECTED STUDY1
POLI 100MODERN GOVERNMENT IN AMERICAN CONTEXT5
SOST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS4
Total Credits130

The Secondary major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5-12.

Notes: 

  • this major requires a grade of ≥2.5 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.
Required Secondary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 309
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 341SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT4
EDUC 413CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES4
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 426SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-1215
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Social Studies/Secondary Courses
ANTH 101CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY5
or SOCI 320 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
or SOCI 321 SEX AND GENDER
or WMST 321 SEX AND GENDER
ECON 100GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS5
or ECON 200 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
GEOG 100FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT5
or GEOG 301 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 230WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY5
HIST 104EAST ASIA: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION5
HIST 105WESTERN HERITAGE: ORIGINS TO THE 18TH CENTURY5
or HIST 106 WESTERN HERITAGE: 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
or HIST 306 MODERN EUROPE
HIST 301HISTORY OF THE PRESENT (or Diplomatic History elective)5
HIST 303U.S. HISTORY 1607-18775
HIST 304U.S. HISTORY 1877-PRESENT5
HIST 365LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (or Latin American History elective)5
HIST 483HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST5
POLI 100MODERN GOVERNMENT IN AMERICAN CONTEXT5
SOST 390SOC STUDIES IN SEC SCHOOL4
SOST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS4
Electives8
One upper division non-U. S. History elective (4)
One upper division U.S. History elective (4)
Total Credits119

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

Note: see Education for additional SLOs.

  • understand chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in U.S., world and Washington state history;
  • understand the core principles of U.S. democracy and understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;
  • understand major developments, eras and turning points in U.S., world and Washington state history;
  • explain the spatial arrangements of people, places and environments using maps, charts and other tools;
  • use sources of information such as historical documents and artifacts to investigate and understand historic occurrences;
  • understand monetary systems, consequences of economic choices and influence of government policies upon the economy.