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.

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Students may choose any of the following second majors (content areas): History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or Geography and Urban Studies. 

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 content area 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
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Course required for candidacy.

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

Content (second 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 Education1

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
HIST 0800-1099 level23
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
HIST 1100-1899 level23
Select one of the following:4
College Algebra 
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education33
HIST 0800-4999 level23
HIST 2000-level23
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society43
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators33
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
HIST 2000-level23
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1233
SSES 3278Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies (Fall only)43
EDUC 4389Field Experience41
HIST 2000-level23
HIST 3000-level23
HIST 3x96/97/98 (WI)23
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
SSES 4278Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies43
EDUC 4389Field Experience41
HIST 3000-level23
HIST 3000-level23
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]43
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
HIST 0800-4999 level23
HIST 4x96/97/98 (History Capstone) (WI)23
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms43
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education49
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education43
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 122
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Students opting for any content area (second major) other than History should consult a College of Education Advisor for specific requirements.

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History (HIST) courses should be chosen in accordance with requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) History department; students must complete courses at different levels and within geographical areas specified by the History department. Specific requirements can be found in CLA's section of this Bulletin. 

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These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

4

Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.