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Middle Level Social Studies Education with Dual Major in History


Bachelor of Arts

A dual major in Middle Level Social Studies and History is meant to prepare students for a career as a highly qualified teacher education candidate skilled to teach any core subject at the 4th-6th grade level and skilled to teach Social Studies content area in the 7th-8th grade level. For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition to the required courses for the Middle Level Social Studies certification, students can complete nine more credits to recieve a dual major with History. Students then elect to pursue secondary teaching certifiction (7th-12th grade) in History.

To complete a dual major with History and Middle Level Social Studies Certification, the following coursework is required:

  • 48 credits of Major Requirements
  • 47 credits of Education Requirements
  • 40 CORE credits
  • A minimum of 135 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College

Education Requirements: 47 credits

EDML2010 ML Teaching Science Methods Lab
EDML2023 ML Teaching Mathematics Methods Lab
EDML3010 Developing Reading Communities
EDML3013 ML Teaching Social Studies Methods Lab
EDML3050 Reading & Writing Across the Disciplines
EDML4010 Advanced Teaching Methods for Middle Level
EDML4050 ML Student Teaching (Grades 4-6)
EDML4055 ML Student Teaching (Grades 7-8)
EDSP2015 Introduction to High Incidence Disabilities, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP2025 Learning Environments, Classroom Behavior Management, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP3040 Evaluation & Authentic Assessment within a Standards Aligned System
EDSP4015 Development of the IEP & Inclusion in Least Restrictive Environment
EDUC1010 Introduction to Education
PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC2061 Educational Psychology
  Major Requirements: 48 credits (Includes 12 credits of 2000 or 3000 level History electives- 6 credits US History and 6 credits Non-US History)

ADMG1005 Macroeconomics
BIOL1001 Life Science
GEOG3013 Geography and World Affairs
HIST1010 U.S. History: The Foundation of a Republic (1600-1865)
HIST1013 Western Civilization I
HISTXXXX 2000-3000 Level History(HS) Course
MATH1040 Probability and Statistics
MATH2000 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
MATH2023 Geometry and Measurement
NSCI2045 Geology
POLI1022 American Government
SLSC1006 Intro to Physical Science: Motion, Matter and Mind