• Social Studies 5-12 Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    Social Studies Content Knowledge

    Education Courses

    NOTE: Undergraduate students register for EDU classes until admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

    GED 7801 Intro to Advanced Teacher Thinking, 0cr
    EDU 1150/GED 7815 Schools & Society, 4cr
    EDU 1250/GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr
    EDU 3500/GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    EDU 3260/GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr
    GED 7871 Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School/5-12, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7858 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School Part I, 4cr
    GED 7873 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School Part II, 4cr
    GED 7888 English Learners in the Mainstream, 2cr 
    GED 7895 Secondary Student Teaching/5-12, 6cr
    GED 7050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2cr

    Social Studies Courses

    ANTH 1160 Intro to Anthropology, 4cr
    Human Geography (not offered at HU)
    HIST 1310 Intro to U.S. History: 1865 - Present, 4cr
    HIST xxxx A Non-Western History Course, 4cr
    PSCI 1110 American Government and Politics, 4cr
    PSYC 1330 General Psychology, 4cr
    SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociological Thinking, 4cr
    HIST 3011 or above History elective, 4cr
    ECON 1310 Microeconomics, 4cr
    ECON 1320 Macroeconomics, 4cr

    Concentration Courses

    Six courses in one concentration area including above listed courses: Anthropology (5), Economics (4), Geography (5), History (3), Political Science (5), Psychology (5), or Sociology (5) of which must include:

    One research/methods course matching concentration area

    One 5000-level course matching concentration area

    Research Course

    Choose the Research Course that matches the Concentration Area

    ANTH 5260 Anthropological Thought and Theory, 4cr
    QMBE 1310 Statistics, 4cr
    HIST 3000 Workshop in History, 4cr or HIST 3010 Historical Methods
    PSCI 3540 Political Research & Analysis, 4cr
    PSYC 1340 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 4cr
    SOC 3930 Social Research Methods, 4cr

    Completing your MAT degree 

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, you can enroll in the first of two degree completion courses


    Features: 8 credits, 2 four-credit courses 
    GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits) 
    GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits) or GED 8490: Capstone Project (4 credits)