BS in Education - General Social Science 6-12 Major

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component

Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/ EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232, EN 233/EN 234)
One Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V
Total Hours41

Professional Education Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Note:  ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School 13
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
HI 303History and Social Sciences3
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Curriculum and Teaching I3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching II4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
Total Hours38

ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: General Social Science

EC 251Principles of Macroeconmics3
EC 252Principles of Microeconomics3
GE 102Global Environments and Societies3
GE 111Physical Geography: Weather and Climate4
GE 112Physical Geography-Landforms4
GE 300WHistory and Philosophy of Geography3
6 hours of geography electives (300-400 level)6
HI 101Survey of World Civilization to 15003
HI 102Survey of World Civilization since 15003
HI 201United States History to 18773
HI 202United States History since 18773
HI 301WHistory and Historical Research3
HI 361History of Alabama3
12 hours of history electives (300-400 level) with at least six hours in United States history and six hours in non-United States history12
PS 241United States Government and Politics3
9 hours of political science electives chosen from the following:9
Comparative Government and Politics
World Politics
Parties, Elections, and Voting Behavior
Judicial Process and Behavior
Congress and the Presidency
United States Constitutional History
Contemporary United States Foreign Policy
SO 221Introductory Sociology (or)3
General Psychology
Total Hours71


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to educator preparation: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.