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 120 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 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following: 13
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 1, 23
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Choose two courses from two different subject areas below:8
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Physical Geology4
Physical Geography4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1130GWorld History I3
or HIST 1140G World History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 2250GEast Asia to 16003
or HIST 2251G East Asia since 1600
Viewing a Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 4
Departmental/College Requirements
Education Core Courses
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1, 53
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 13
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 1, 53
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 63
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 63
EDUC 475Contemporary Issues in Education 5, 63
EDUC 461Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level 5, 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 2110GMacroeconomic Principles3
ECON 2120GMicroeconomics Principles3
GEOG 2130Map Use and Analysis3
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I3
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
HIST 1120GUnited States History II3
HIST 368Teaching History3
HIST 386New Mexico History3
POLS, ECON, GEOG, or HIST Elective 300+3
HIST Elective 300+3
Non-Departmental Requirements
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics3
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
GEOG 1130GHuman Geography3
POLS 1120GAmerican National Government3
or POLS 1110G Introduction to Political Science
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1200
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 1
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
3-4
POLS 1120G
American National Government
or Introduction to Political Science
3
HIST 1130G
World History I
or World History II
3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1130G
Survey of Mathematics 1
or Applications of Calculus I
3
GEOG 1130G Human Geography 3
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
HIST 1110G United States History I 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles 3
HIST 1150G
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
3
HIST 1120G United States History II 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
HIST 2250G
East Asia to 1600
or East Asia since 1600
3
ECON 2120G Microeconomics Principles 3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course 2 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP)  
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
EDUC 381 Secondary Field Experience (Fall Only) 3
GEOG 2130 Map Use and Analysis 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
APPLY TO STUDENT TEACHING  
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 1 3
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment (Spring Only) 1 3
EDUC 475 Contemporary Issues in Education (Spring Only) 1 3
HIST 368 Teaching History (Spring Only) 3
HIST 386 New Mexico History 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
SUBMIT STEP PACKET  
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy (Fall Only) 1 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society (Fall Only) 1 3
EDUC 461 Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level 1 3
300-Level HIST Elective Course 3
300-Level ECON/GOVT/GEOG/HIST Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
EDUC 471 Secondary Student Teaching 1 9
EDUC 482 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 1 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121