Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Secondary Education - General Social Science

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component: General Social Science
Area I (Written Composition)6
First-Year Composition I
First Year Composition II
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232 or one literature course and one additional humanities elective
One Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Physical Geography: Weather and Climate
Physical Geography-Landforms
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Survey of World Civilization to 1500
Survey of World Civilization since 1500
Global Environments and Societies
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V
Professional Education Secondary: General Social Science (Grades 6-12)
Note: ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School3
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
HI 303History and Social Sciences3
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Classroom Management for Diverse Learning Environments and Communities3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: General Social Science
EC 251Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 252Principles of Microeconomics3
GE 300WGeographic Exploration3
6 hours of geography electives (300-400 level)6
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 Sociology3
or PY 201 General Psychology
Total Hours133


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to TEP: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience (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; however, may count only once as hours earned toward the degree.
  • 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.