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Social Studies Education Courses

A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies. One area of concentration is required for licensure; the Franks School of Education program is designed to meet at least two areas of concentration.  The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website.

General Education - 42 credit hours

MA 113 College Algebra
 or MA 153 Finite Mathematics
Lab Science elective (4)
Math or Science elective - 3 credit hour
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
GEO 213 Physical Geography
HIS 103 American History I
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities elective  - 3 credit hour
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203  Effective Speaking or
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
GOV 113 Introduction to Government
HIS 113 American History II
HIS 203 World Civilization

Additional Requirements - 5 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience 
Free Electives - 4 credit hours ***

Professional Studies (Grades 5-12) - 42 Hours

EDU 111 Freshman Practicum
EDU 211 Sophomore Practicum
EDU 232 Educational Psychology - Middle/Secondary
EDU 301 **Instructional Design Practicum
EDU 303 **Instructional Design
EDU 312 Exceptional Children in the Schools
EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDU 331 **Reading in the Content Area Practicum
EDU 332 **Reading in the Content Area
EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment
EDU 411 Middle School Methods
EDU 412 The Middle School
EDU 422 Middle School Methods 
EDU 431  **Practicum in Teaching-Secondary Social Studies
EDU 442 **Special Methods Secondary Social Studies Teacher
EDU 462 **Educational Measurement
EDU 463 *Educational Media and Technology
EDU 470 **Supervised Student Teaching
EDU 473 Issues in American Public Education
EDU 482 **Student Teaching Seminar

Content Requirements - 27 credit hours

HIS 213 World Civilization II
ECO 223 Principles of Macroeconomics
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology

At least TWO of the following concentrations - 18 credit hours

ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 343 International Finance
FIN 353 Personal Finance

Government & Citizenship
GOV 313 Comparative Governments
GOV 333 State and Local Government
GOV 403 American Constitutional Development

Historical Perspectives 
HIS 323 The Contemporary World (W)
HIS 343 American Political Thought (US)
HIS 263 Indiana History (S)

PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 343 Social Psychology
PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology

 *Course meets general education computer literacy requirement
**Course must be taken at Trine
***Electives are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives.

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.