Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, 4-8 Social Studies

Bachelor of Science, major in Education, 4-8 Social Studies
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 2, 38
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 43
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 23
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 53
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 2, 64
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1408Contemporary Biology 34
ECON 1100Economics of Social Problems 61
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 43
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
GEOG 1300People, Place and the Envrnmt 53
MATH 1384Intro Foundations of Math I 13
Major: Foundation
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition 73
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
Applying Chemistry to Society
and Chemistry in Context Lab
4
or CHEM 1406 Inorganic & Envir Chemistry
CIME 2313Teaching as a Profession3
CIME 3327Integ Tech in Middle Grades3
CIME 3374Human Growth & Learning3
CIME 3375The Middle Level Child3
CIME 3385The Middle Grades Classroom3
ECON 2301Principles Of Macroeconomics3
EDUC 1101Educator Preparation1
GEOG 3359Regional Geography:US & Canada3
GEOG 4358Geography of Texas3
HIST 2311World History to 15003
HIST 2312World History since 15003
HIST 3398Texas & the Southwest3
MATH 1385Intro Foundations of Math II3
MATH 3381Intro - Foundation of Math III3
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality 83
Major: Required
Field Experience I
READ 3373Content Area Rdg In Mid Grades3
READ 3374Voc & Word Stdy In Mid Grades3
Field Experience II
TESL 3313ESL Methodology I 93
SPED 3301Learn and Instruc Child W/Disa3
YLR Semester I
CIME 3376Curriculum & Assmt For Mid Grd3
CIME 4336Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades3
READ 4311Critical Inquiry & Thinking in Middle Grades3
CIME 4391Student Teaching in the Middle Grades3
YLR Semester II
CIME 4392Student Teaching in the Middle Grades3
EDUC 4301Teacher Education Capstone3
TESL 4314ESL Methodology II 93
Minor: Not Required 10,11
Total Hours125
1

MATH 1384 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the major 

2

Component Area III: BIOL 1436 suggested; Component Area IX: COMS 2382 suggested; Component Area V: CAMX 2301 suggested.

3

BIOL 1408 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major.

4

ENGL 2332 or ENGL 2333 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major.

5

 GEOG 1300 satisfies the requirement for Component Area VII (Social and Behavioral Science) and the major.

6

ECON 1100 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and the major.

7

BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313 

8

SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301.

9

TESL 3313 prerequisite for TESL 4314

10

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

11

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.75 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA or in the last 60 semester hours in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater overall or in the last 60 semester hours. This includes transfer and SHSU courses.

Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU. Please check prerequisites for Field Experience 1, Field Experience 2, YLR Semester I, and YLR Semester II. Each field experience block must be completed successfully in order to progress through the field experience sequence.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, TESL, and SPED classes. 

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program and CIME 2313, CIME 3374, and SPED 2301 are required prior to enrollment in Field Experience I.

BESL 3301 is required prior to enrollment in Field Experience II.

CIME 3385 is required prior to enrollment in YLR Semester I.

4-8 teaching candidates are now eligible to add a Minor in Special Education. This degree minor provides a pathway for College of Education students majoring in grades 4-8 certification tracks or the grades 7-12 certification tracks to also graduate with a teaching certification in the area of special education. The course requirements are available by clicking here.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III14Component Area IX73
Component Area V23ENGL 130243
ECON 110031GEOG 130083
ENGL 130143HIST 130253
HIST 130153MATH 13853
MATH 138463POLS 230593
 17 18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 1408104CHEM 1406 or 1305 and 11054
CIME 23133CIME 33743
EDUC 11011ECON 23013
ENGL 2332 or 2333113HIST 23123
HIST 23113MATH 33813
POLS 230693SPED 2301123
 17 19
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BESL 3301133CIME 33273
CIME 33853GEOG 33593
HIST 33983GEOG 43583
READ 33733SPED 33013
READ 33743TESL 3313143
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CIME 33753CIME 43923
CIME 33763EDUC 43013
CIME 43363TESL 4314143
CIME 43913 
READ 43113 
 15 9
Total Hours: 125
1

Component Area III: BIOL 1436 suggested.

2

 Component Area V: CAMX 2301 suggested.

3

ECON 1100 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and the major. 

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

6

MATH 1384 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the major.

7

Component Area IX: COMS 2382 suggested.

8

 GEOG 1300 satisfies the requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and the major.

9

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

10

 BIOL 1408 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major.

11

ENGL 2332 or ENGL 2333 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and the major. 

12

 SPED 2301 prerequisite for SPED 3301.

13

BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313 

14

TESL 3313 prerequisite for TESL 4314

Notes 

Students must earn a 2.75 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA or in the last 60 semester hours in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater overall or in the last 60 semester hours. This includes transfer and SHSU courses.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU. Please check prerequisites for Field Experience I, Field Experience II, YLR Semester I, and YLR Semester II. Each field experience block must be completed successfully in order to progress through the field experience sequence.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, READ, TESL, and SPED classes. 

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program and CIME 2313, CIME 3374, and SPED 2301 are required prior to enrollment in Field Experience I.

BESL 3301 is required prior to enrollment in Field Experience II.

CIME 3385 is required prior to enrollment in YLR Semester I.

4-8 teaching candidates are now eligible to add a Minor in Special Education. This degree minor provides a pathway for College of Education students majoring in grades 4-8 certification tracks or the grades 7-12 certification tracks to also graduate with a teaching certification in the area of special education. The course requirements are available by clicking here

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS, Major in Education, 4-8 Social Studies is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepared to teach social studies content necessary for 4 - 8 certification.

  • Prepared to implement evidence-based methods of teaching and learning.

  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas public schools.