MIDDLE GRADES SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION

68 credit hours

WHY STUDY MIDDLE GRADES SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION AT TIU?

Knowing historical facts, governmental structure, and teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle schools.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO FINISH MY DEGREE?

Most students complete this degree in 4 years. The Middle Grades Social Science Education major is a great option for transfer students because it can be completed in two years after your transfer to Trinity. Major requirements total 68 hours. This includes 41 hours of required Professional Education courses and 27 hours of History/Social Science courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8).

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Middle Grades Social Science Education major will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and direction to teach middle level (grades 5 – 8) students, and to model Christian values in your personal and professional life. Classroom instruction gives you the tools for teaching history and the social sciences, including government, economics, and geography. The required professional education courses equip you to be a successful teacher in the classroom.

COURSEWORK:

Major requirements total 68 hours. This includes 41 hours of required Professional Education courses and 27 hours of History/Social Science courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • Professional Skills for Teachers
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Understanding History

Middle Grades Social Science Education Courses

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
(44 credit hours)
Course Title Credits
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers 1 hour
ED 240 Foundations of Education 2 hours
ED 260x Educational Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 311 General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 364 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity in Pre-clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 12 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
ED 430 Educational Research and Assessments 2 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
REQUIRED HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES
(27 HOURS)
Course Title Credits
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 U.S. History Through the Civil War 3 hours
HI 122 U.S. History Since the Civil War 3 hours
HI 201 World Civilizations to 1600 3 hours
HI 202 World Civilizations Since 1600 3 hours
HI Upper Division Elective 3 hours
BUS 103
OR
BUS 208
Introduction to Economics
OR
Macroeconomics
3 hours
GEO 100 World Geography 3 hours
POL 250 American Government 3 hours
Total Hours 71 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

History teacher Social Science teacher

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