Secondary Education/Social Studies Education

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education / Social Studies Education.

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: Social Studies must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: Social Studies AND for the content major1 as specified by the College of Liberal Arts.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Students in Secondary Education must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.0 GPA in their second program (major) courses.

For additional college and certification requirements, refer to the College Requirements page.

Major Requirements

EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education 13
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
Total Credit Hours42

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

SSES 3278Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies3
SSES 4278Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
Total Credit Hours8

Academic Content Areas - History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Sociology and Urban Studies

Second program (major) courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts' relevant Department; requirements can be found in this Undergraduate Bulletin. 

Suggested Academic Plan

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances on the College of Education web site.) 

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
Second Program (Major) Course13
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
Second Program (Major) Course13
Select one of the following:4
College Algebra 
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education23
Second Program (Major) Course13
Second Program (Major) Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society33
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators23
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
Second Program (Major) Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1223
SSES 3278Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies (Fall only)33
EDUC 4389Field Experience31
Second Program (Major) Course13
Second Program (Major) Course13
Second Program (Major) Course13
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
SSES 4278Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies33
EDUC 4389Field Experience31
Second Program (Major) Course13
Second Program (Major) Course13
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]33
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
Second Program (Major) Course13
Second Program (Major) Course13
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms33
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education39
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education33
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 122