BAED - History, Government and Social Studies (Secondary)

General requirements for a bachelor's degree: 120 minimum hours; overall GPA 2.500; major content GPA 2.500.

Course Title Hours
Requirements for a Major
HIST 100The Human Adventure: World Civilization Since 1500 13
HIST 535History of Kansas 13
POLS 121American Politics 13
GEOL 300Energy, Resources and Environment 13
HIST 101World Civilization to 15003
HIST 131History of the United States: Colonial to 18653
HIST 132History of the United States Since 18653
POLS 220Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 226Comparative Politics3
GEOG 210Introduction to World Geography3
ECON 400Economics in the Classroom Part I3
ECON 401Economics in the Classroom Part II3
ANTH 200Intercultural Relations 13
ANTH 303World Cultures3
Total Credit Hours42
Course Title Hours
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
Teacher Education - Middle and Secondary Majors (need a B- or better in all courses below)
Core I - Fall Only
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 325ISAM: Middle/Secondary General Methods1
CI 315Core I Practicum1
Core II - Spring Only
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 33
CI 425JISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - History/Government2
CI 426JCore II Practicum - History/Government1
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
Core III - Fall Only
CI 413JTeaching Internship I: Secondary Level History/Government2
CI 417ISAM: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas2
CI 435JISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content Specific Methods II - History/Government3
Core IV - Spring Only
CI 436JISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods III - History/Government2
CI 471JTeaching Internship II: Secondary Level History/Government10
Licensure Exams
Praxis II History/Government Content Knowledge Test
Total Credit Hours37
Course Title Hours
Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development3
ENGL 315Introduction to English Linguistics3
or LING 315 Introduction to English Linguistics
PSY 111General Psychology3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
Total Credit Hours12
Course Title Hours
Select 12 credit hours of elective (to complete 120 credit hours)12
Total Credit Hours12

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Applied Studies - Policies.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Candidates completing this program are eligible to be certified to teach history/government — grades 6-12. 

Applied Learning

Students are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from programs in curriculum and instruction. The requirements can be met by the following:

Students who graduate from an undergraduate program must experience at least 600 hours of field experience/internship in various classroom settings throughout their specific program. In addition, all initial licensure students must complete the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio, which is an action research requirement for licensure.