Alice Lloyd College

Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education Grades 8-12

Program Coordinators: Dr. Rhonda Smith and Mr. Norman Bishop

Alice Lloyd College Department of Education; Alice Lloyd College Social Science Division

Teacher Education Handbook (pdf); Student Teaching Handbook (pdf)

Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Course Descriptions

The major in Social Studies Education prepares students to teach the Core Content/Program of Studies for all Social Studies areas in grades eight through twelve. In addition to the curriculum requirements outlined, students in this program must also meet criteria for admission to the Teacher Education Program, Student Teaching, and the Kentucky and Alice Lloyd Teacher Standards. Upon completion of this program, students must meet other specific Education Professional Standards Board requirements in order to secure certification.

Students in education must earn a 2.75 overall GPA in all course work in order to graduate. Note also that in each of the following areas a 2.75 overall GPA is required as well as no grade lower than “C”: 1) education professional courses, and 2) subject matter and all collateral courses.

Social Studies Education Grades 8-12 Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Social Studies Education Grades 8-12 may access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 12 hours

Social Studies Requirements / 55 hours

  • A) History / 27 hours

    Required: HIST 101, 102, 203, 204, 331 or 468, 332 or 463, 333 or 467
    Choose from 3 hours from HIST 310, 460, 461, 464; HIST/POLS 311.
    Choose 3 hours from HIST 321 and 322.

  • B) Sociology / 6 hours

    SOC 101, EDUC 211

  • C) Political Science / 6 hours

    POLS 111 and 112

  • D) Economics / 6 hours

    ECON 209 and 210

  • E) Geography / 7 hours

    SSCI 110 and GEOG 101

  • F) Psychology / 3 hours

    PSY 101

Professional Education Requirements / 42 hours

EDUC 200, 309, 316, 320, 322, 330, 353, 370, 409, and 412

Professional Education Collateral Requirements / 3 hours

HLTH 210

For Those Students Wishing to Add Middle School Certification in Social Studies:

Professional Education Requirements / 6 hours
: 6 hours – EDUC 321 and 333

Subject Matter Emphasis Requirements / 30 hours
Social Studies – 30 hours
Required: ECON 209; HIST 101, 102, 203, 204, 261; SSCI 110.
Choose 3 hours from HIST 310, HIST/POLS 311, 460, and 464.
Choose 3 hours from POLS 111 and 112.
Choose 3 hours from SOC 101 and SSCI 310.

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
CIS 110
BIOL 101
HIST 101
LE 101

Freshman Year Second Semester:

ENG 102
PE 103
MATH 110, 112, or 113
A Physical Science
HIST 102

Sophomore Year First Semester:

COMM 126
EDUC 200
HIST 203
Humanities Elective
POLS 111
General Elective

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

Humanities Elective
SOC 101
HIST 204
POLS 112
SSCI 110
Humanities Elective

Junior Year First Semester:

PSY 101
ECON 209
Humanities Elective
History Elective
EDUC 211
History Elective
EDUC 309

Junior Year Second Semester:

ECON 210
EDUC 322
EDUC 316
EDUC 370
History Elective
HLTH 210
EDUC 353

Senior Year First Semester:

History Elective
History Elective
History Elective
EDUC 330
EDUC 320
EDUC 360
EDUC 409

Senior Year Second Semester:

EDUC 412


This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2014-16. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.








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