Social Studies Education Courses

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A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies. One area of concentration is required for licensure; the Franks School of Education program is designed to meet at least two areas of concentration.  The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website.

General Education - 30 credit hours

MA 113 College Algebra or higher
Science elective (3)
Math or Science elective - 3 credit hour
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
HIS 103 American History I
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203  or COM 163 Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
HIS 113 American History II

Additional Requirements - 9 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience 
Free Electives - 8 credit hours - Electives are determined in conjunction
with an advisor and based on student career objectives

Social Studies Content Area Courses - 36 credit hours

Content Requirements

HIS 203 World Civilization I
HIS 213 World Civilization II
ECO 223 Principles of Macroeconomics
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
POLS 113 Introduction to Government
GEO 213 Physical Geography

At least TWO of the following concentrations - 18 credit hours

ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 343 International Finance
FIN 353 Personal Finance

Government & Citizenship
POLS 313 Comparative Governments
POLS 333 State and Local Government
POLS 403 American Constitutional Development

Historical Perspectives 
HIS 323 The Contemporary World
HIS 343 American Political Thought
HIS 263 Indiana History

PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 343 Social Psychology
PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology

Professional Studies (Grades 5-12) - 45 Hours

EDU 111 Education Exploration 
EDU 211 Education Immersion
EDU 232 Educational Psychology for the Middle & Secondary Teacher
EDU 273 Issues in American Education 
EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum 
EDU 303 Instructional Design Learners
EDU 312 Exceptional Children in the Schools
EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDU 331 Literacy in the Content Area Practicum
EDU 332 Literacy in the Content Area
EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment
EDU 411 Middle School Practicum
EDU 412 The Middle School
EDU 422 Middle School Methods 
EDU 431  Secondary Methods Practicum
EDU 442  Secondary Methods 
EDU 462 Educational Measurement 
EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology
EDU 470 Student Teaching 
EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar


For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.