Jun 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education: Teaching Area - Social Studies (History), BA


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Secondary Education


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education is available to students preparing to teach English, mathematics, or social studies on the secondary school level (grades 9-12). The teaching field should be selected as early as possible so appropriate freshman and sophomore courses may be taken.

Each curriculum may lead to a double major composed of the major concentration in the teaching field and the corresponding content major. To receive a double major in Secondary Education and the selected content area, a Change of Academic Program form must be completed to declare both majors. To achieve a double major, the appropriate plan of study under Secondary Education must be followed and all major requirements from both programs must be satisfied. Specific courses and sequences have been designated to meet requirements for those planning to teach. The professional education courses should be completed in sequence.

Program Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education-Social Studies (History) offers a double major in Secondary Education-Social Studies (History) and History. To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a C or higher in all required history content and education courses.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Credit Hours: 18

Sophomore Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


Credit Hours: 18

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 18

Senior Year


Credit Hours: 18

Second Semester


  • Emphasis Area Requirement 12 Credits 8
Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 129


1 See General Education Requirements .

2 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .

3 Any other Mathematics or Natural Sciences General Education course that satisfies the General Education Science and Technology in Society requirement may be substituted.

4 Select from ART 2100 , MUSC 2100 , THEA 2100 , or any AAH, COMM (except COMM 3640 , COMM 3680 ), ENGL (except ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 , ENGL 3330 , ENGL 4850 , ENGL 4900 , ENGL 4950 ), HUM, MUSC, PHIL, REL, THEA (except THEA 3770 , THEA 4870 , THEA 4970 ), WS, or modern language course numbered 3000 or higher.

5 See General Education Requirements . This course may not fulfill both the General Education Arts and Humanities (Non-Literature) and the Advanced Humanities requirement.

6 Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits of history coursework: A minimum of three credits of United States history at the 3000 or 4000 level; a minimum of three credits of European history at the 3000 or 4000 level; a minimum of six credits of non-Western history coursework at the 3000 or 4000 level; one three-credit HIST course at the 4000 level; and one additional HIST course at the 1000-4000 level (except HIST 1980  or HIST 2000 )

7 EDSC 4280 , HIST 4900 , and EDLT 4980  must be taken concurrently in the fall semester of the senior year.

8 Completion of one of the following emphasis areas is required:

(1) Teacher Certification Emphasis Area - Students completing the coursework for the Teacher Certification Emphasis Area must complete the following coursework and meet all requirements for enrollment in professional courses, apply for directed teaching/teaching internship, and meet all requirements for recommendation for initial licensure as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under Teacher Education Programs. The following courses must be taken the spring semester of the senior year.

(2) Non-Certification Emphasis Area - Individual students who have a minimum of 90 semester credit hours, have senior status in the degree program, and do not complete student teaching/internship and capstone requirements may be recommended by the faculty for the Non-Certification option. Students in the Non-Certification Emphasis Area will not meet the South Carolina Department of Education requirements for initial teacher certification. The Non-Certification option allows 12 credits of elective coursework to be substituted in lieu of the nine credits of student teaching/internship and three-credit capstone course. In consultation with and based on the recommendation of their faculty advisor, students may initiate the formal change for the Non-Certification Emphasis Area through the Change of Academic Program Form approved by the faculty advisor and department chair. It is recommended that students consult with their faculty advisor to select courses to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.

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