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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History)


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The LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science is designed for students who are seeking history and social science teaching positions in grades 6-8 or 9-12 in school settings that are departmentalized.

This program includes courses both in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and the School of Education, and it leads towards the 2042 Preliminary Single-Subject Teaching Credential granted by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Students are able to complete the LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science at the same time that they complete a B.A. degree with a major either in History or Political Science. The LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History) Major Requirements:


History Major Requirements:


Lower Division History Requirements:


Four (4) courses (16 semester hours) distributed as follows:

  • One (1) World Regions (Middle East, Asia, Latin America, or Africa) HIST course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) European HIST course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) United States HIST course 4 semester hours
  • HIST 2000 What Is History?  4 semester hours 

Upper Division History Requirements:


Six (6) courses (24 semester hours), distributed as follows:

  • HIST 4412 History of California  4 semester hours
  • One (1) World Regions (Middle East, Asia, Latin America, or Africa) HIST course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) European HIST course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) United States HIST course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) additional upper-division HIST course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) 5000-level HIST seminar 4 semester hours

Social Science Course Requirements:


Five (5) courses (20 semester hours), distributed as follows:

Note:


Courses marked * cannot be taken prior to formal acceptance into the School of Education.

School of Education Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Coursework for the Secondary-Level Teaching Credential:


Total STPP in Social Sciences: 30-33 semester hours


Additional Units of either University Core or Electives: 124 semester hours


Four-Year Plan for the History Major Doing the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program


By following the model below, a student will complete most lower-division University Core requirements by the end of the sophomore year as well as all lower-division HIST major prerequisites. Note that University Core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common LMU graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts 3 OR 4 semester hours
  • HIST Lower Division 4 semester hours​
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Total: 16-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 13-16 semester hours

Note:


Every semester, students in the LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (STPP) in Social Science should meet with his or her History Department advisor, the director of the STPP in Social Science, and the advisor in the LMU Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP).

Contact Dr. Lance Blakesley at lblakesl@lmu.edu, University Hall 4127, 310.338.7377. Also, contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) at cutp@lmu.edu, University Hall 3346, 310.258.8806.

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