Adolescence Education: Social Studies, B.A.

Sample Degree Map

The Adolescence Education: Social Studies, B.A. program prepares students for initial certification in Adolescence (grades 7-12) Social Studies. The major requires coursework in Education and in social studies disciplines. Majors take a sequence of field experience courses intended to develop pedagogical and classroom management skills. The program culminates in the student teaching semester, when majors teach social studies at the middle and high school levels.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Four-Year Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
HIST 100 Decoding History 3
EDU 105 Intro to Contemporary Inclusive Edu 3
EDU 106 Practicum in Inclusive Education I 1
HIST 243 Pre-Modern Global History 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
 
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
HIST 222 Survey of Early US History (or) 3
HIST 223 Survey of Modern US History
HIST 232 Survey of Pre-Modern European Hist (or) 3
HIST 233 Survey of Modern European History
POLI 120 American Politics 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDU 224 Adolescent Development 3
EDU 250 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
EDU 251 Practicum in Inclusive Education II 1
PSY 129 Introduction to Psychology 3
ANTH 115 Introduction to Anthropology (or) 3
SOC 116 Introduction to Sociology
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
SSED 205 Economics in Global History (or) 3
ECON 210 Principles of Macroeconomics
HIST 171 American Patterns 3
HIST 201 Doing History 3
HIST 250 - HIST 288 World Regional Civ. Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDU 276 Literacy & Technology in Inclusive Edu. 3
EDU 305 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 3
EDU 313 Practicum in Inclusive Education III 1
POLI 352 World Political Geography (or) 3
HIST 310 World Environmental History
HIST xxx 300-Level Global History Course 3
HIST xxx 300-Level Post-1877 US History Course 3
 
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDU 303 SAVE/DASA/Fire & Arson 1
EDU 304 Safe Schools & Healthy Students 1
EDU 349 Educational Psychology 3
HIST xxx 300-Level European History Course
HIST xxx 300-Level pre-1877 US History Course 3
300-level ANTH, POLI, PSY, or SOC 3
American Minorities Course 3
Upper Level Non-Western History Course 3
TOTAL 17

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
HIST 495/499 History Capstone (Double Major), AND 3
SSED 419 Secondary Soc. Stu. Teaching Methods 3
Upper Level European History Course 3
Upper Level European History Course 3
TOTAL 12

Spring Semester

Course Credits
SSED 420 Student Teaching Colloquium 3
SSED 430 Student Teaching 7-9 6
SSED 431 Student Teaching 10-12 6
 
 
TOTAL 15

GRAND TOTAL: 122

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