Teaching Social Science

Teaching Social Science
Hours82 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite:
requirement 2 Complete 2 options
option 2.2
Hist 220 and 221 must be completed as college/university courses and cannot be fulfilled with AP or other test scores. Contact your academic advisement center with questions.
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
Note: Students planning to teach in the state of Utah should take Geog 245.
requirement 7 Complete 1 course
requirement 8 Complete 1 option
option 8.1 Complete 1 course
option 8.2 Complete 1 course
requirement 10 Complete 1 course
requirement 12 Complete 2 options
option 12.1 Complete 1 course
option 12.2 Complete 1 course
requirement 13 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure Requirements: Contact the Educaton Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 422-3426, to schedule the exit interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
option 13.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Apply for student teaching/internship one semester in advance by September 30th or January 31st. Applications are online at www.byu.edu/fieldservices.html.
Note: It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the Praxis test has been taken and that BYU has received the test scores, that their fingerprint background clearance is current, and that state licensing fees have been paid prior to graduation. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements contact the Education Advisement Center, 120 MCKB, 422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their LiveText accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the LiveText account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes

Subject Matter

Candidates can identify the core concepts and standards associated with the social science curricula taught in secondary classrooms (subject areas: history, political science, geography, psychology) and can create learning experiences that make these concepts meaningful for students.

Learning and Learning

Candidates can articulate how young people learn and develop, acknowledging individual and cultural differences, in order to create environments that motivate collaborative learning.

Instructional Strategies

Candidates use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students? development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills, and use assessments to inform instruction.

Professional Development

Candidates continually reflect on and evaluate their teaching practices, actively seek opportunities to grow professionally, engage in ethical behavior, and collaborate with stakeholders (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community).

INTASC Core Standards

Demonstrate basic competency in the INTASC Core Standards (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) as specified by The Council of Chief State School Officers and as established by the Department of Education of the State of Utah.