Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education


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“Our history is not our destiny,” suggests Alan Cohen.  
  
This degree prepares future educators to teach their students both the tragedies of history and the lessons it offers for the future. The plan includes content-rich coursework as well as significant preparation in teaching, using best practices and applied theory.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education - History and Social Studies?

As a high school educator who specializes in history and social studies, you'll give your students the context and knowledge they need to understand and participate in the world around them. In this program you'll tap into the areas of interest that pique your curiosity, such as U.S. history, world history, political science, economics, and geography. You can also take additional courses in other social sciences, like anthropology, psychology, and sociology.  
  
You’ll graduate with expertise in your chosen field, ready with the tools needed to shape the educational experiences of your students and build a curriculum that reaches everyone. Enjoy a rigorous and collaborative learning environment that will prepare you for a rewarding career in secondary education. If you earn excellent grades and successfully complete a senior thesis or an honors project, you become eligible to receive departmental honors when you graduate.  
  
Note: You must apply and be accepted to the College of Education’s teacher education program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Reading specialist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Reading tutor

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Superintendent

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
Study Abroad Recommended
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The BSEd History and Social Studies program prepares competent and professional educators who will teach and make a positive difference in secondary social studies classrooms. The program equips future teachers with historical and social science knowledge and understanding by exposing them to a variety of narratives, perspectives, and disciplinary skills and by introducing them to diverse local, state, national, and global communities. Students gain insight in the critical reading of these narratives and arguments, practice the historical craft by constructing evidence-based narratives and arguments from primary and secondary sources, and discussing, analyzing, and synthesizing diverse histories. They are also introduced to the disciplines of political science, economics, and geography. The program combines content knowledge and abilities with training in inquiry learning, pedagogical skills and significant practice in secondary classroom. Students practice creating inquiry-rich daily, unit, and year long curriculum plans that are rich in diverse instructional strategies (including the use of technological literacies) and teaching lessons in the secondary classroom. At the end of the program, students should be able to successfully orchestrate learning in secondary classrooms by planning meaningful, standards-based instruction, delivering these lessons successfully in the classroom, assess learning, and modify instruction for diverse learners. 

NAU students in this program are teacher candidates in History and Social Studies Education; and they work on teaching and learning by practicing skills in working with secondary learners, content, assessment, and professional dispositions in order to effectively teach social studies at the secondary level.

Student Learning Outcomes
 
Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education


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Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education


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