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Sample Program of Study - Social Sciences Education (7-12)

The listed sequence is only a suggestion. Final decision rest with the student and the academic advisor(s) and will vary depending on the schedule, endorsement requirements, etc.

Students should plan to complete some courses during summer school if they wish to complete graduation requirements in a four-year period. 

Students seeking endorsements in education need to work closely with their advisors regarding the required coursework in the subject endorsements and in professional education. 

Students are encouraged to consider taking a foreign language as part of their general education program. (See appropriate section of catalog.) 

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN  YEAR

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

EDU 150 Professional Education in a Diverse Society

3

ENG 102 English Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

GEO 120 World Regional Geography

3

HIS 180 American Experience I

3

HIS 181 American Experience II

3

MAT course by advisement (General Studies CAT 3)

3

POS 100 American National Government

3

General Studies by advisement

6

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of freshman year.

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 203 Principles of Microeconomics

3

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 Introduction to PK-12 Instruction

3

HIS 170 World Civilizations I

3

HIS 171 World Civilizations II

3

SOC/ECO/GEO/POS/PSY by advisement

6

General Studies by advisement

12

Advancement to Level 2:  Acceptance to Teacher Education Candidacy required before taking any 300/400 EDU/SPD level courses.  

 

JUNIOR YEAR

EDU 310 Reading, Writing, and Assessment in the Content Area

2

EDU 406 Classroom Management

3

HIS 385 America: 1945 to the Present

3

SPD 302 Inclusive Practice for General and Special Educators

3

ECO/GEO/POS by advisement

3

SOC/ECO/GEO/POS/PSY course(s) by advisement

9

Upper level U.S. history by advisement

9

 

SENIOR YEAR

EDU 409 Social Science Content Methods/Assessment (fall only)

3

EDU 414 Content Area Clinical

1

SOC 490 Social Sciences Research Seminar (fall only)

3

SOC/ECO/GEO/POS/PSY by advisement

6

Upper level non-U.S. history by advisement

3

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

EDU 456 Clinical Practice and Seminar Secondary School

12

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education.