Education: Social Studies 7-12 Certification

Are you interested in politics?
Would you like to teach individuals about citizens' rights, government, and history?

Marywood's Social Studies Secondary Education program will prepare you to provide secondary school students with effective instruction in history and the other social sciences.

Our program will help you acquire command of the basic principles and content of these areas. You'll learn to assist students in the development of critical thinking, collaborative skills, appreciation for the riches of human diversity, and a knowledge base in the social sciences appropriate for secondary students. You'll hone your skills in curriculum and lesson planning, classroom management, and assessment through methods classes and a series of field experiences culminating in a semester of student teaching.

Specialty Courses

SOC 211 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 218 Anthropology 3
ECON 100 Basic Economics 3
PS 210 American Government and Politics 3
PS 211 State & Local Government 3
GEOG 210 Principles of Geography 3
HIST 100 Roots of the Modern World 3
HIST 101 Global History of the 21st Century 3
HIST 105 Ethnicity & Diversity in the Modern World 3
HIST 125 Ancient and Medieval World History 3
HIST 252 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 253 U.S. History since 1865 3
HIST --- Modern Europe 3
HIST --- Modern Developing World 3
HIST --- Modern America 3
SSCI 411 Curriculum & Methods in Secondary social Studies 3

Education Requirements




EDUC 000 Field Experience (minimum of 100 clock hours of observation and participation) 0
PSYC 514 Human Development 3
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
SPED 507 Characteristics of Mildly Impaired Learner 3
EDUC 005E Practicum Block 1
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction Secondary/K-12 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
SPED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
Varies Content Area Methods 3
SPED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ student teaching) 3
EDUC 591 Student Teaching 1.5,1.5
EDUC 598B Special Topics in Student Teaching (Seminar) (Taken w/ student teaching) 3
EDUC 554* Learning Theories 3
EDUC 501* Research Theory 3

*Courses required for M.A.T. Degree.