Secondary Education - General Social Studies 6-12 (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Successful completion of this program includes meeting all requirements and earning a passing score on the edTPA portfolio during the internship semester.  Upon completion of this program and any state-required Praxis Subject Assessments, a student will be eligible to apply for the baccalaureate level Professional Certificate which provides teacher certification for social studies (6-12).  Teacher Education Programs may be altered to meet changes in federal and Alabama State Department of Education regulations.


In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Speech 3
Natural Science 4
HY 101
Western Civilization I
or World History I
HY 201 American History I 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
MS 110 Finite Mathematics 3
HY 102
Western Civilization II
or World History II
HY 202 American History II 3
Fine Arts 3
Literature Sequence 3
PSC 100 Introduction to American Government 3
GY 120 World Regional Geography 3
GY 220 Human Geography 3
EC 224 Survey of Principles of Economics 3
Literature/Fine Arts 3
HY 404 The Age of the Cold War: Europe, 1945-Present 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
ESE 329 Adolescent Development and Behavior 3
ESE 428 Teaching American History 3
ESE 429 Teaching Ancient History 3
ED 302 Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI) 3
ESE 426 Teaching World History 3
ESE 427 Teaching Government, Economics, and Geography 3
HY 451 History of Early America to 1783 3
PSY 327 Child and Adolescent Development 3
ESE 304 Curriculum Planning and Learning Styles 3
ESE 306 Integrated Instructional Design 3
ESE 383 Content Literacy 3
ESE 450 Classroom Management and Diversity in Secondary Education 3
SY 301
Sociological Methods (WI)
or American Society and Culture
HY 476 Eastern (Asian) Civilizations 3
History 300+ Elective from Approved List 3
ESE 421 Teaching Social Studies 3
ESE 444 Assessment 3
ESE 485 Senior Practicum 3
ED 495 Internship in Education 6
ED 496 Reflective Practices in Education (WI) 3
 Total Hours122