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 educator licensure officer in the School 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 111 Regional Study of the Modern World
  • HIS 116 Survey of Non-Western Civilization II
  • HIS 101 American History before 1865 or HIS 102 The United States from 1865 to the Present
  • POL 201 American Federal Government
  • PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • SEC 425 Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools (.50 credit)
  • SOC 100 Society and the Individual–Introductory Sociology

Theresa Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education; Director of the Noyce PRIDE STEM Teacher Scholars Program; Program Director of Secondary Education
Department of Education

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