Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Sample 4-Year Plan: Social Studies - Secondary Certification B.A.

Northern Kentucky University

This is one way a student can complete this program in four years if the student requires no remedial courses.

MAJOR: Social Studies Education

FIRST YEAR

REMEMBER: As a social studies secondary education major, you have two advisors: one in education and the other in the history department. See both advisors each semester.

 

Attend freshman majors’ meeting in September.

 

Get involved in Phi Alpha Theta as an associated member.

 

*CMST 101 must be completed with a B or higher; grades of B- or lower not accepted.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

HIS 100 History of Europe to 1713

3

EDU 104 Orientation to the Education Profession

1

HIS 102 History of the United States through 1877 (counts as Ged Ed: Culture and Creativity)

3

HIS 101 History of Europe, 1713 to the Present

3

ENG 101 (counts as Gen Ed: Communication; Written I)

3

HIS 103 History of the United States since 1877

3

CMST 101 Public Speaking (counts as Gen Ed: Communication; Oral)*

3

GEO 100 Geography through Contemporary World Issues or GEO 101 World Regional Geography

 

3

PSC 100 American Politics (counts as Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society)

3

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (counts as Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society)

3

 

 

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology (counts as Gen Ed: Global Viewpoints)

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

SECOND YEAR

REMEMBER: As a social studies secondary education major, you have two advisors: one in education and the other in the history department. See both advisors each semester.

 

Attend sophomore majors’ meeting in September.

 

*For B- and all C grades, students must pass a writing proficiency test; for grades of D+ or lower students must repeat the course.

 

Become more involved in Phi Alpha Theta.

 

Consider a study abroad program.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

HIS 108 World History to 1500

 

3

HIS 109 World History since 1500

3

ENG 291 Advanced College Writing or HIS 291W Advanced Historical Writing (counts as Gen Ed: Communication; Written II)*

3

HIS 389 Historical Research Writing

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Mathematics and Statistics

3

ANT 100 Cultural Anthropology or ANT 201 World Cultures

3

ECO 205 Economics for Teachers

3

PSC 102 Comparative Politics or PSC 103 International Politics

3

EDU 300 Human Growth and Development

3

EDU 305 Introduction to Education

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students meet with their education advisor the semester before enrolling in EDU 311 Admission Practicum for Secondary Grades, to apply for admission to the teacher education program; spring application period is March 1-July 1. Students must meet all criteria for enrolling in EDU 311 to apply, and must meet all remaining admission criteria by the end of the fall admission semester.

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

THIRD YEAR

REMEMBER: As a social studies secondary education major, you have two advisors: one in education and the other in the history department. See both advisors each semester.

 

Attend junior majors’ meeting in September.

 

Consider an officer position in Phi Alpha Theta.

 

Consider a summer study abroad program.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 313 Instructional Technology

2

EDU 319 Classroom Climate Management: Secondary School

1

EDU 311 Admissions Practicum for Secondary Grades (preferable to take the same semester as EDS 360)

2

EDS 324 Instructional Planning for Inclusive Secondary Classrooms

2

EDS 360 Students with Exceptionalities in the Schools (preferable to take the same semester as EDU 311)

2

EDU 324 Fundamentals of Secondary Education

2

EDU 316 Racism & Sexism in Educational Institutions or BLS 100 Introduction to Black Studies or WGS 150 Introduction to Contemporary Gender Issues (counts as Gen Ed: Self and Society; Cultural Pluralism)

3

EDU 393 Secondary Practicum I

2

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences with lab

4

GEO 108 Physical Geography (counts as Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences without lab)

3

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

3

Social Studies elective 300 level or above

3

 

 

HIS elective 300 level or above

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

FOURTH YEAR

REMEMBER: As a social studies secondary education major, you have two advisors: one in education and the other in the history department. See both advisors each semester.

 

Attend senior majors’ meeting in October.

 

Stay involved in Phi Alpha Theta. Submit an article for PAT’s Perspectives in History.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 325 Educational Assessment: Secondary Schools

2

EDU 496 Clinical Experience Secondary (no other courses may be taken concurrently)

12

EDU 331 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School

3

 

 

EDU 396 Secondary Practicum II

2

 

 

HIS elective 300 level or above

3

 

 

Social studies electives 300 level or above

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

12

GRAND TOTAL OF CREDITS

120

Notes: The history and geography department offers general education courses in five categories—Written II (HIS 291W); Natural Science (GEO 108); Cultural Pluralism (BLS 100 and WGS 150); Culture and Creativity (HIS 102 and HIS 103); and Global Viewpoints (GEO 100; HIS 111). Remember, students may take only one course from the same discipline (e.g. biology, mathematics, sociology, theatre) in meeting the requirements for scientific and quantitative inquiry, culture and creativity, and self and society.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

Employment and Earnings of Kentucky College Graduates

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index