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REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES W/ SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS-- 60 semester hours as follows:

IN ORDER TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATION TO TEACH SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY, THE STUDENT MUST COMPLETE 36 SEMESTER HOURS IN HISTORY AND 24 HOURS IN SOCIAL STUDIES. EACH PREFIX MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE COURSE SELECTED.

Required courses are as follows (18 hours):

  • HIST 137 World Civilization to 1648
  • HIST 138 World Civilization since 1648
  • HIST 231 American History to 1877
  • HIST 232 American History since 1877
  • HIST 234 Historical Methods
  • HIST 490 Issues in History

At least six hours in United States History chosen from:

  • HIST 331 Kentucky
  • HIST 333 American Diplomacy
  • HIST 430 Selected Topics
  • HIST 431 Early America
  • HIST 433 Expansion and the Civil War Era
  • HIST 435 Twentieth-Century America

And at least six hours selected from:

  • HIST 334 England
  • HIST 335 Twentieth-Century Europe
  • HIST 337 China and Japan
  • HIST 430 Selected Topics
  • HIST 436 The Renaissance and the Reformation
  • HIST 437 Russia

Six hours chosen from the Department’s history offerings

Twenty four hours chosen from the following: (6 hours of which must be BADM 135 and BADM 136)

  • BADM 135 Macroeconomics
  • BADM 136 Microeconomics
  • POLS 131 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 233 American National Government
  • POLS 235 Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS 338 Comparative Politics
  • POLS 433 Western Political Theory I
  • SOCI 131 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSYC 333 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 334 Social Psychology
  • BADM 436 International Business
  • GEOG 131: Intro to Human Geography or
    or
    GEOG 231: Environmental Geography
  • HSRV 235 Human Behavior and the Social Environment

No more than three hours of the Social Studies minor may count toward completion of General Education Curriculum requirements. Each prefix must have one course selected. Course substitutions will be allowed only with the consent of the advisor and the Chairman of the History and Political Science Department.

Students seeking secondary certification must also take the 36 hours of required professional education courses as described in the Department of Education - Secondary Education portion of this website.