Bachelor of Arts in Education in Social Studies: Secondary Major

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With a Secondary Major for Bachelor of Arts in Education in Social Studies, you will receive the endorsement to teach social studies and history for grades 5-12 in the state of Washington. You’ll study economics, anthropology, geography, world history, U.S. history and the history of the Pacific Northwest.

Curriculum & Requirements

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

Social Studies Distribution Lists

Grade Requirements: a grade ≥B- is required for each required course in the Social Studies Education major.

This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.

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

Required Social Studies/Secondary Courses
Foundational Courses
ECON 100GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS5
POLI 100INTRODUCTION TO US POLITICS5
Students should take the following foundational courses in this sequence
HIST 102WORLD HISTORY TO 15005
HIST 103WORLD HISTORY FROM 15005
HIST 111AMERICAN HISTORY TO 18775
HIST 112AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 18775
GEOG 230WORLD GEOGRAPHY5
GEOS 200GLOBALIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT5
Foundational Methods Course
SOST 390SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 4
Upper Division History Courses–students need to complete HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 111 and HIST 112 prior to taking the following courses
HIST 444HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST5
HIST 487/ECON 412ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES5
or ECON 317 POLITICAL ECONOMY
or ECON 324 ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
Choose one course from each of the following Social Studies Distribution Lists25
Check the Social Studies Distribution Lists and with your advisor for acceptable courses in each of the required areas.
American History
Asian History
Civics and Diplomatic Studies–HIST 477 is the preferred course for this requirement
European History
Latin American History
Senior Capstone
SOST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 5
Total Credits84

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