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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (Political Science)


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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 (Political Science) Major Requirements:


Political Science Major Requirements:


Lower Division Political Science Requirements:


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

Upper Division Political Science Requirements:


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

  • One (1) United States Politics course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) Comparative Politics course 4 semester hours
  • One (1) International Relations course 4 semester hours
  • Two (2) additional POLS upper-division courses 8 semester hours
  • One (1) 5000-level POLS seminar 4 semester hours

History Course Requirements:


Lower Division History Requirements:


Three (3) courses (12 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

Upper Division History Requirements:


Five (5) courses (20 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

Social Science Course Requirements:


Three (3) courses (12 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: 117-120 semester hours


Note:


Because it would be very difficult for a student with a Political Science Major to complete all of the POLS, additional STPP, and University Core course requirements in 8 undergraduate semesters, students should plan to either complete some of the required courses during a 9th undergraduate semester, during summer sessions, or by completing graduate-level education courses in a School of Education program.

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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