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Broadfield Requirements for Secondary Social Science Licensure

Students seeking licensure in history or political science will be licensed in broadfield social science with that subject as their designation.

This licensure allows them to teach any of the social sciences at the regular level and their designation at the AP and honors level. For specific requirements, see the teacher licensure officer in the Department of Education and the coordinator of secondary social science education, Dr. Theresa Robinson.

Students must take the following courses (or transfer equivalents) in addition to requirements in the major and core courses in education:

  • ECO 211 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • GEO 105 Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • GEO 112 Regional Study of the Developing World
  • HIS 116 Survey of Non-Western Civilization II
  • HIS 301 American History before 1865 or HIS 302 The United States from 1865 to the Present
  • POL 150 Introduction to Politics
  • POL 201 American Federal Government
  • PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • SEC 425 Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools (.50 credit)
  • SOC 211 Society and the Individual–Introductory Sociology

Theresa Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Secondary Education
Department of Education

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