Bachelor Of Arts - Adolescence Education: Social Studies - Initial Certification (7-12)

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Adolescence Education: Social Studies, from the History & Political Science Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program; however, HST105-106, and HST220-221 must be completed by the end of Year 2. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Note: EDU237 Instructional Design

A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity-1500 (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (1st Learning Community: linked course) (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3)
  • PSC: required Political Science course (3)
  • Language (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (2nd Learning Community) (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 2

First Semester

  • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
  • EDU237 Instruc Design:Theory & Practice (3)
  • HST220 American History to 1877 (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3) 
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)*
  • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
  • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • SED270 Introduction to Nature & Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*ECONOMICS REQUIREMENT: Students may complete either ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics or may take a Principles of Economics course elsewhere, provided that Daemen's Business Chair pre-approves the transfer course as an acceptable equivalent to a generic principles course. Bear in mind that, should the course be taken elsewhere, no competency will be satisfied.

Year 3

First Semester

  • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for Adolescent Learners (3)
  • History/Political Science electives (9)
  • PSC: required Political Science course (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Mgt in Secondary Education (3)
  • GEO117 World Geography (3)
  • HP333 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3)
  • HP442 Thesis Research (2)*
  • PSC331 Political Science Research Methods OR HST331 Introduction to Historiography (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3) 
  • Total Credits (17)

*PSC331 or HST331 must be taken prior to or concurrently with HP442. PSC331, HST331 and HP442 are only offered in the Spring semester. They are prerequisites for HP443 and must be successfully completed before taking HP443. HP443 is only offered in the Fall semester.

Year 4

First Semester

  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • HP443 Research Project (3)*
  • PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence (3)
  • SOC243 Social Welfare Policy & Services (3) 
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (15)
  • It is strongly recommended that student teaching be done in the spring of the senior year to avoid conflict with the senior thesis requirement.

Second Semester

  • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3)
  • EDU479 St Teaching & Seminar at Early Secondary Level (7-9) (6)
  • EDU480 St Teaching & Seminar at Secondary Level (10-12) (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*PSC331 or HST331, and HP442 are prerequisites for HP443 and must be successfully completed before taking HP443. HP443 will only be offered in the Fall semester and you will not be able to enroll in HP443 if you fail PSC331, HST331 or HP442.

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