Jun 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Social Studies Teaching, BA


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This major satisfies the endorsements for history and social studies. This major is designed for students in the secondary Teacher Training Program. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Certification Program and complete the Professional Education Program requirements offered through the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • 1.0 Civics-The candidate has knowledge of our American democracy including: its foundations, principles, perennial issues/tensions, development, and ways for citizens to participate in civic and democratic processes at the local, state, tribal, national, and international levels.  (Washington State Core Competency 1.0 Civics)
  • 2.0 Economics-The candidate understands the concepts and tools necessary for an economic way of thinking, the interaction of buyers and sellers in markets, the workings of national economies, and interactions within the global marketplace.   (Washington State Core Competency 2.0 Economics)
  • 3.0 Geography-The candidate applies and demonstrates knowledge of geography and how geographic features and human cultures interact.  (Washington State Core Competency 3.0 Geography)
  • 4.0 History-The candidate understands historical thinking as a process of chronological reasoning which includes knowing and examining issues of causality, connections, significance, and context with the goal of developing credible explanations of historical events and developments (including local, state, tribal, national, regional, world) based on reasoned interpretation of evidence.  (Washington State Core Competency 4.0 History)
  • 5.0 Social Studies Skills–The candidate understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, evaluate, and communicate claims.  (Washington State Core Competency 5.0 Social Studies Skills)
  • 6.0 Social Studies Pedagogy-The candidate enables students to develop and apply essential social studies concepts and skills  (Washington State Core Competency 6.0 Social Studies Pedagogy)

Required Courses


Select from the following - Credits: 20


Select from the following - Credits: 15


  • Upper-division U.S. History Credits: (5)
  • Upper-division Electives Credits: (10)
    The elective credits must include at least 5 credits each from two of the following fields: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, World/Transcontinental.

Select from the following - Credits: 5


Total Credits: 77-79


Professional Education Program Credits: 50


Professional Education Program  

Total Credits: 127-129


College and Department Information


History Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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