Educational Studies

Social Science: History

Completion of all program requirements, including passing state tests, qualifies you to teach history at all levels in grades 9-12, including honors and AP courses and lower level courses across the social sciences (economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology). This is why all history candidates, regardless of major, are required to complete additional coursework and demonstrate competence in the core social science standardsTo qualify for teaching honors and AP courses in one of the additional social science areas noted above, plan on obtaining an additional content specific endorsement.

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) Handbook provides detailed information about the TEP program, admission requirements, field requirements, and state and university licensure requirements.

Course Requirements

 

Secondary Education Major

Secondary Education Major/Professional Education (10 units) 

Take the courses below in the sequence listed. Refer to the IWU catalog for course prerequisites and restrictions on concurrent enrollment. The professional education courses listed below are used to compute your professional education grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.

 

First Year

Spring/Fall

EDUC 225

Educa tion and Social Justice (CSI)

(or fall semester sophomore year)

20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore

Year

Fall

EDUC 255

 

C h ild Study and Assessment (WI)

 

20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore Year

Spring

EDUC 257

T h e Exceptional Child (or fall junior year) (U.S. Diversity Flag)

 

Junior Year*

Fall

EDUC 257

T h e Exceptional Child (U.S. Diversity Flag)

 

Junior Year*

Fall

EDUC 320

(or EDUC 365)

Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication

20 hours field experience

Junior year*

Spring

EDUC 345

Instructional Planning, Assessment and Safe Learning Environments

40-45 hours field experience

Junior Year*

Spring

EDUC 361

(.5 units)

 

Seminar: C ur r iculum and Pedagogy in  Social Science

Field experience concurrent with EDUC 345

Junior Year

May

EDUC 365

Reading, Writing, and Communication in the Content Areas

10 hours field experience or as needed to insure completion of 100 hours of field experience

 

Senior Year

Fall

 

EDUC 490

 

S tudent Teaching Seminar

 

15 week full time immersion in

the field (continues May placement)

Senior Year

Fall

EDUC 492

S tudent Teaching:

Secondary Social Science

 15 week full time immersion in    

 the field (continues May placement)

Senior Year**

Spring

EDUC 498

Educa tional Inquiry (WI)

 

*If planning to travel abroad, do so prior to spring term of junior year, and plan enrollment in 225, 255, and 257 accordingly. **Ninth semester graduates delay required 300 level professional Education coursework to the senior year, and take EDUC 498 prior to student teaching spring semester senior year.

History Major

History Major Requirements (11 units)

The requirements listed below reflect the most recent information from the history department. You are advised to consult the IWU catalog and your major advisor regarding current requirements for your graduating class. The required History courses listed below are used to compute your major grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.

History 290

Theory and Crafting of History

History 390

ARCHES: Archiving and Reflecting Upon Your History Education and Signature Experience (taken as 4 .25 credits to add up to a full unit by your senior year.

History 454

Secondary Education Pathway Signature Experience Seminar

History 490

Capstone Seminar in History

One course in pre-1800 history

 

One course in each of three geographical areas (U.S., Europe, Asia/Latin America) (subject to course availability)

 

Three additional courses at the 300 level

 

At least 11 course units in history

 

Political Science 101

American National Government

Econ 100

Introduction to Economics

Psych 100

General Psychology

Environmental Studies 120

Ecology and Environmental Problems

 Coursework in sociology and anthropology is highly recommended. Additional required social science courses are not used to compute your major grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance; however you must earn a grade of C- or higher, per state licensure requirements. AP and transfer credit may meet the additional requirements, with the approval of your major advisor and the Director of Teacher Education.

General Education

IWU General Education

The IWU general education category requirements listed below are met with required major or licensure courses.

Contemporary Social Institutions  (CSI)
Educ 225 (required)
Analysis of Values  (AV)
PHIL 214, Philosophy of Education  (recommended)
Cultural and Historical Change (CHC)
History Major courses
Formal Reasoning  (FR)
PHIL 102 or MATH 110 (recommended but not required)
Life Science Issues  (LSI)
Psych 100 (required for licensure)
U.S. Diversity flag (US)
Educ 257
Global Diversity flag (G)
History Major courses
Writing Intensive  (WI)
EDUC 255 and 498 (required). Additional WI requirements are required for the major.

 No more than two general education courses may come from a single department or school, with the exception of a second language, Gateway, and Writing Intensive.

Additional Endorsements

 

Additional Content Specific Endorsements in Social Science

Employment options are best enhanced by completing requirements for another content specific endorsement in social science. History candidates may qualify to teach AP or Honors level courses in one of the social science disciplines listed below by meeting the following specified requirements:  

Economics

  • Completion of the approved program in social science/history as specified in the handbook, and
  • 3 units of coursework in Economics
  • Pass the ISBE Content Area test in Social Science: Economics (109) 

Political Science

  • Completion of the approved program in social science/history as specified in the handbook, and
  • 3 units of coursework in Political Science
  • Pass the ISBE Content Area test in Social Science: Political Science (117) 

Psychology

  • Completion of the approved program in social science/history as specified in the handbook and
  • 3 units of coursework in Psychology.
  • Pass the ISBE Content Area test in Social Science: Psychology (118) 

Sociology and Anthropology

  • Completion of the approved program in social science/history as specified in the handbook, and
  • 3 units of coursework in Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Pass the ISBE Content Area test in Social Science: Sociology and Anthropology (121)

 

Sample Course Plan Year 1

Fall Semester

  • Gateway Colloquium
  • General Education Course
  • Second Language Course
  • One course in each of the three geographical areas:
    • U.S.
    • Europe
    • Asian or Latin America
  • One course in pre-1800 history
  • Physical Education (PEX)

Spring Semester

 Sample Course Plan Year 2  

Fall Semester