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Secondary Education - Social Studies

To be admitted into a teacher education program that leads to a baccalaureate degree, students will either have to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) - (formerly Praxis I) examination prior to transferring (if required) OR have scored at least a 21 composite ACT equivalent (consult chosen transfer college for specifics).
Education Pathway

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • Introduction to Sociology SOC 2113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • World Regional Geography GEO 1113
  • *World Civilization I HIS 1163 OR *Western Civilization I HIS 1113
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • General Psychology PSY 1513
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • *World Civilization II HIS 1173 OR *Western Civilization II HIS 1123
Total 15 Hours
First Semester
  • American (U.S.) History I HIS 2213
  • American National Government PSC 1113
  • Introduction to Philosophy I PHI 2113
  • Physical Science w/Lab (4)
  • *Literature Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • American (U.S.) History II HIS 2223
  • Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 2113
  • Elective (3)
  • Biological Science w/Lab (4)
  • *Literature Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
*Consult with your chosen transfer university/college to determine changes to this curriculum.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.