Bachelor of Arts in Education in Social Studies: Elementary Major

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With the Elementary Major option for the Bachelor of Arts in Education, you will be prepared to teach social studies. You’ll get an understanding of the chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in U.S., world and Washington State history. You’ll study the core principles of U.S. democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. You’ll also learn how to use different sources to investigate and understand historic events.

This major does not meet a state of Washington endorsement.

Curriculum & Requirements

Social Studies Elementary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

Notes: 

  • see the Education Department for prerequisites, core requirements and additional PLOs
  • students must complete at least 15 credits of this major at Eastern Washington University
  • The Social Studies Elementary Major is available to Elementary Education students who would like an in-depth background in Social Studies, but (unlike the secondary major and minor endorsements) it is not endorsed.

The Elementary Major does not meet a state of Washington endorsement.

Grade Requirements: this major requires a grade of ≥B- in all coursework done in the major at Eastern.

Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.

Required Social Studies/Elementary Courses
ANTR 201GLOBAL CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS5
ECON 100GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS5
or ECON 200 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
GEOG 230WORLD GEOGRAPHY5
GEOS 200GLOBALIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT5
or GEOG 301 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
HIST 105EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 15005
HIST 106EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1500 TO PRESENT5
or HIST 306 MODERN EUROPE
HIST 111AMERICAN HISTORY TO 18775
HIST 112AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 18775
HIST 204EAST ASIA: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION5
or HIST 318 MODERN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 301HISTORY OF THE PRESENT: WORLD HISTORY SINCE 19455
HIST 499DIRECTED STUDY1
POLI 100INTRODUCTION TO US POLITICS5
Required Senior Capstone
SOST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 5
Total Credits61

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