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BS in Teaching Social Science
(76 hours*, including licensure hours)



This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. Complete the following:
  3. Complete the following:
      HIST 201 : World Civilization to 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 201 : World Civilization to 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also. Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: World civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.

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      HIST 202 : World Civilization from 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 202 : World Civilization from 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: World civilization from Renaissance to present; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors World Civilization from 1500.
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      HIST 220 : The United States Through 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 220 : The United States Through 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Discovery, colonization, American Revolution, estabishment of the Constitution, foreign affairs, westward expansion, slavery, sectionalism, Civil War, and reconstruction.

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      HIST 221 : The United States Since 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 221 : The United States Since 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Industrialization, immigration, urbanization, political and social movements, and foreign policy.

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  4. Note: Majors must complete all four courses in history at the college level. Advanced placement (AP) U.S. history courses are not equivalent.

  5. Complete the following:
      HIST 364 : Utah. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Contributions of Native Americans, explorers, mountain men, miners, government officials, Mormons, and other groups in the nineteenth century. Impact of national movements, various peoples, politics, economics, and social and cultural change in the twentieth century.

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        (must be completed before Sc Ed 476R/496R).
  6. Complete one course from 300-level or above history courses.
  7. Complete one course from the following:
  8. Complete one course from the following:
  9. Complete the following:
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Economic Principles and Problems.
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      and
        Either any 200-level or above economics course
  10. Complete the following:
  11. Complete the following:
  12. Complete the following:
  13. Complete one course from the following:
      PSYCH 321 : Developmental Psychology: Adolescence. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 321 : Developmental Psychology: Adolescence. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Development and maturation during adolescence; research methodology.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test.

      Course Outcomes


      PSYCH 341 : Personality. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Individual patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion; personality theories and their associated strategies of research, assessments, and personality change.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 342 : Abnormal Psychology. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 342 : Abnormal Psychology. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Dynamics of maladjustment; major psychological disorders and therapeutic procedures. Fieldwork required.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 350 : (Psych-Soc) Introduction to Social Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 350 : (Psych-Soc) Introduction to Social Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Conformity and obedience; socialization, norms, roles; attitudes, leadership, group processes.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 361 : Principles of Learning. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 361 : Principles of Learning. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Principles of learning; representative experiments.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

      Course Outcomes


      PSYCH 365 : Motivation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Determinants of motivation, relationship of motives to emotion, cognition, personality, and action. Implications for understanding self and others.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

      Course Outcomes


  14. Complete one course from the following:
  15. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

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        HIST 477 : History and Social Science Teaching Methods and Instruction. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        HIST 477 : History and Social Science Teaching Methods and Instruction. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: SC ED 276R; Fingerprinting and FBI clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.
        NOTE: Check with  Hist 477 instructor for specific prerequisites for the major or minor program.

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        HIST 478 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        HIST 478 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: SC ED 276R; Concurrent enrollment in Hist 477 or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Implementing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

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        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for secondary education settings.

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        SC ED 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3-4:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3-4:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Major-area preadmission requirements; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

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          (4 hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 375 : Adolescent Development and Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 375 : Adolescent Development and Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Analysis of education practice and the relationship between theories and research on development, classroom management, education and the practice of teaching. Focus on adolescent development and an introduction to classroom management.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprint and backgound clearance must be completed before enrollment in Sc Ed 276R.

    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student Teaching - Social Science. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student Teaching - Social Science. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Social Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: English.
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        : Academic Internship: Mathematics.
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        : Academic Internship: Biological Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: Physical Sciences.
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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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