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Social Studies Endorsement

At the undergraduate level, the Social Studies Education Program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree and provides a broad-based preparation for teachers of the social studies in grades 5-12.

The program is supported by the following departments: Geography/Anthropology, Economics, Government, History, and Sociology. Students interested in pursuing an in-depth study of social science or social studies education should consult with the Social Studies Program director to develop an individual program of study and field experience. One major and one minor program in social studies education are available at the elementary level. Fifth-year programs for both elementary and secondary are also offered by the program.

Students will:

  • Understand chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in U.S., world and Washington State history;
  • Understand the core principles of U.S. democracy and understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;
  • Understand major developments, eras and turning points in U.S., world and Washington State history;
  • Explain the spatial arrangements of people, places and environments using maps, charts and other tools;
  • Use sources of information such as historical documents and artifacts to investigate and understand historic occurrences;
  • Understand monetary systems, consequences of economic choices and infuence of government policies upon the economy.

What will I study?

SOCIAL STUDIES/ELEMENTARY MAJOR (60 CREDITS)

This major does not meet a state of Washington endorsement.
Note: this major requires a grade of 2.5 in all coursework done in the major at Eastern.

Required Courses (60 credits)

ANTH 101 Cultural Anthropology (5) 
or SOCI 320 Race and Ethnic Relations: Global Perspectives (5)
or SOCI/WMST 321 Sex and Gender (5)
ECON 100 General Education Economics (5) 
or ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5)
GEOG 101 Fundamentals of Human Geography (5) 
or GEOG 301 Human Geography (5)
GEOG 230 World Regional Geography (5)
GOVT 100 Modern Government in American Context (5) 
or GOVT 308 The American Polity (5)
HIST 104 East Asia: Tradition and Transformation (5) 
or HIST 365 Latin America History (5)
HIST 105 Western Heritage: Origins to the 18th Century (5)
HIST 106 Western Heritage: 18th Century to the Present (5)
or HIST 306 Modern Europe (5)
HIST 303 U.S. History, 1607-1877 (5)
HIST 304 U.S. History, 1877-Present (5)
HIST 483 History and Government of the Pacifc Northwest (5)
HIST 499 Directed Study (1)
SOST 490 Senior Capstone: Social Studies in the Public Schools (4)

Total credits for above major 60 credits

 
Professional Education Requirements/Elementary Education: 73-74 credits
See Department of Education section of this catalog. Prerequisites may also apply.
Minimum total credits for above major and professional education 133 credits
Note: students must complete at least 15 credits of this major at Eastern Washington University.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES/SECONDARY MAJOR (76 CREDITS) 

This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5-12.
Note: this major requires a grade of 2.5 in all coursework done in the major at Eastern.

Required Courses

ANTH 101 Cultural Anthropology (5) 
or SOCI 320 Race and Ethnic Relations: Global Perspectives (5)
or SOCI/WMST 321 Sex and Gender (5)
ECON 100 General Education Economics (5) 
or ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5)
GEOG 101 Fundamentals of Human Geography (5) 
or GEOG 301 Human Geography (5)
GEOG 230 World Regional Geography (5)
GOVT 100 Modern Government in American Context (5) 
or GOVT 308 The American Polity (5)
HIST 104 East Asia: Tradition and Transformation (5)
HIST 105 Western Heritage: Origins to the 18th Century (5)
or HIST 106 Western Heritage: 18th Century to the Present (5)
or HIST 306 Modern Europe (5)
HIST 301 History of the Present (5) 
or Diplomatic History elective (5)
HIST 303 U.S. History, 1607-1877 (5)
HIST 304 U.S. History, 1877-Present (5)
HIST 365 Latin America History (5) 
or Latin American History elective (5)
HIST 483 History and Government of the Pacifc Northwest (5)
SOST 390 Social Studies in the Secondary School (4)
SOST 490 Senior Capstone: Social Studies in the Public Schools (4)
One upper division non-U. S. History elective (4)
One upper division U.S. History elective (4)

Total credits for above major 76 credits

 
Professional Education Requirements/ Secondary Education: 46-47 credits
See Department of Education section of this catalog. Prerequisites may also apply.
Minimum total credits for above major and professional education 122 credits
Note: students must complete at least 15 credits of this major at Eastern Washington University.
Note: social studies/secondary carries an endorsement in both social studies and history.

Alternative required courses may be used if pre-approved by the coordinator of the social studies education program.

Although this major does not require a minor, it is suggested that majors take minors outside the discipline of social studies education and that these minors coincide with endorsements for teacher certifcation in disciplines such as English, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences.

 

HISTORY/ADD-ON ENDORSEMENT

This add-on satisfies the endorsement for grades 5-12.

Note: This add-on endorsement requires a grade of 2.5 in all course work done in the add-on at Eastern. 

HIST 104 East Asia: Tradition and Transformation OR HIST 365 Latin American History (5) 
HIST 105 Western Heritage: Origins to the 18th Century (5)
HIST 106 Western Heritage: 18th Century to the Present (5) OR HIST 306 Modern Europe (5) 
HIST 303 U.S. History, 1607-1877(5)
HIST 304 U.S. History, 1877-Present (5)
HIST 483 History and Government of the Pacific Northwest (5)
ECON 100 General Education Economics (5)
GOVT 100 Modern Government in American Context (5)
GEOG 101 Fundamentals of Human Geography (5)
SOST 390 Social Studies in the Secondary School (4)
 

Total required Credits 49 credits

Total credits for above Minor 49 credits

Contact: khuttenmaier@ewu.edu

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