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History and Social Studies Secondary Education Major

The major in History and Social Studies Secondary Education is designed to prepare a person to teach in a specialization (Social Studies) in grades 6-12 (middle and/or senior high school) in public or private school fields. For professional certification, one should consult BCF’s Teacher Education Division as well as the state board of education for requirements for teaching in a particular state.

History and Social Studies Secondary Education Course Requirements | 125 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specialization within General Education Foundation
  • HI 223. American History: Age of Exploration to Reconstruction (3 hours)
  • HI 224. American History: Reconstruction to Present (3 hours)
  • HUM 101. Appreciation of the Arts AND one Literature Survey Course (3 hours)
  • EDU 2040. Information Technology for Educators (3 hours)
  • MA 230. College Algebra (3 hours)
  • SCI 201. Introduction to Biological Science (3 hours)
Additional Requirements (15 hours)
  • HI 211. Western Civilization: Earliest Times to 1700 (3 hours)
  • MA 210. Geometry (3 hours)
  • MA 220. Finite Mathematics (3 hours)
  • SCI 202. Introduction to Earth Science (3 hours)
  • SCI 203. Physical Science (3 hours)

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)


Major (59 hours)

Professional Education Requirements
  • EDU 1030. Philosophy of the Christian School Movement (2 hours)
  • EDU 2005. Foundations and Curriculum of Education (3 hours)
  • EDU 2010. Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 hours)
  • EDU 3000F. General Methods of Teaching (3 hours)
  • EDU 3010. Classroom Management (3 hours)
  • EDU 3015. Survey of Special Education (3 hours)
  • EDU 3020. Measurement and Evaluation (3 hours)
  • EDU 3701. Teaching Diverse Populations (3 hours)
  • EDU 3710F. ESOL Curriculum and Methods (3 hours)
  • EDU 4025F. Concepts and Methods for Teaching Social Studies (3 hours)
  • EDU 4090F. Education Internship (10 hours)
Social Studies Requirements
  • HI 200. History of Economic Thought (3 hours)
  • HI 212. Western Civilization: 1700 to Present (3 hours)
  • HI 225. U.S. Government (3 hours)
  • HI 306. Geography (3 hours)
  • HI 410. History of the Middle East (3 hours)
  • MI 404. World Religions (2 hours)
  • SOC 201. Introduction to Sociology (3 hours) OR
    HI 226. History of American Social Development (3 hours)

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