Secondary Education (Secondary Education Social Studies) - Bachelor of Science in Education

General education and professional education requirements are similar for all degree programs in the College of Education. Students should meet with an advisor to plan appropriate general education courses for a secondary education major. The below programs are labeled as Concentrations in the catalog and on student transcripts, but are also recognized at "Teaching Fields" for the Teacher Education Program.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 123 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Choose two courses from two different subject areas below:8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 111GGlobal History to 15003
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
HIST 211GEast Asia to 16003
or HIST 212G East Asia since 1600
Viewing a Wider World
LIB 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 3
Departmental/College Requirements
Education Core Courses
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 43
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 43
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 43
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 53
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 53
EDUC 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 63
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 63
EDUC 475Contemporary Issues in Education 63
EDUC 461Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level 63
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 63
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 63
Student Teaching
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching 69
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 63
Social Studies Core Courses
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics3
GEOG 120GCulture and Environment3
GEOG 281Map Use: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation3
GOVT 100GAmerican National Government3
or GOVT 110G Introduction to Political Science
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe3
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
HIST 202GIntroduction to Recent American History3
HIST 221GIslamic Civilizations to 18003
or HIST 222G Islamic Civilizations since 1800
HIST 368Teaching History3
HIST 386New Mexico History3
GOVT, ECON, GEOG, or HIST Elective 300+3
HIST Elective 300+3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation3
or MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1230
Total Credits123