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Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education Grades 8-12

Program Coordinators: Dr. Rhonda Smith and Dr. Katrina Slone

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

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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 3 hours from Hist 310, 460, 461, 464, Hist/Pols 311
    Choose 3 hours from Hist 321, 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 / 43 hours

Educ 200, 220, 309, 311, 312, 313, 316, 320, 321, 322, 330, 353, 370, 412

*Educ 409 is required of students who are obtaining more than one certification or need more time in the classroom prior to student teaching.

Professional Education Collateral Requirements / 3 hours

HLTH 210

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

Professional Education Requirements / 3 hours
Required
: EDUC 321

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.

For Those Students Wishing To Add Learning/Behavior Disorder Certification:

Professional Education Requirements/15 hours
Educ 324, 325, 326, 327, 328.
Math 201, 202.

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.
See guidesheet to find courses required to add LBD endorsement.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year 
First Semester

Eng 101
CIS 110
Biol 101/108
Hist 101
LE 101

Sophomore Year
First Semester

Comm 126
Educ 200
Hist 203
Humanities Elective
Pols 111
General Elective
Educ 220

Junior Year
First Semester

Psy 101
Econ 209
Humanities Elective
History Elective
Educ 312
Educ 211
Histoy Elective
Educ 321

Senior Year
First Semester

History Elective
History Elective
Educ 330
Educ 320
Hlth 210
*Educ 409

 
Second Semester

Eng 102
PE 103
Math 110, 112, or 113
A Physc Sci
Hist 102

 
Second Semester

Humanities Elective
Soc 101
Hist 204
Pols 112
Soc 102
Humanities Elective
Educ 311

 
Second Semester

Econ 210
Educ 322
Educ 316
Educ 370
Educ 313
History Elective
Educ 309
Educ 353

 
Second Semester

Educ 412

*Educ 409 is required of students who are obtaining more than one certification or need more time in the classroom prior to student teaching.

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2018-20. 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.