Oct 21, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History)


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The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (STPP) for Social Science (History) is designed for students who anticipate teaching history and social sciences in grades 6-8 or 9-12. Because of the rigorous standards set by the State of California for teacher credentialing, the Program at LMU is very specific in terms of the coursework you will be taking. With careful planning, however, it is possible to complete a History major, the University's Core Curriculum requirements, the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for Social Science (History), and the School of Education credential requirements in four years.

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


History Major Requirements:


10 courses (40 semester hours), distributed as follows:


  • 1 lower-division seminar: HIST 2000 , HIST 2050 , HIST 2200 , HIST 2450 , HIST 2500 , HIST 2600 , HIST 2700 , HIST 2800 , HIST 2910  4 semester hours
  • HIST 4412 History of California  4 semester hours
  • 1 5000-level seminar: HIST 5000-5899 4 semester hours
  • At least 4 additional upper-division courses: HIST 3xxx, HIST 4xxx, HIST 5xxx
  • Students may complete the History major by following either the Generalist Track or the Specialist Track (See the History B.A. for more information):
    • Generalist Track: 2 courses in each of the three geographical regions (Europe, US, World Regions)
    • Specialist Track: 1 course in each of the three geographical regions ( Europe, US, World Regions) and 3 courses in one concentration.

Social Science Course Requirements:


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

School of Education Credential Requirements (Non-Degree Requirement)


Students fulfill the Single Subject student teaching requirement for the preliminary teaching credential by completing 5-8 semester hours of EDES 518 Secondary Teaching Seminar , which are applied toward both the semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree in Social Science (History) and the requirements for the preliminary credential within the state of California. Student teaching is met through elective units taken as EDES 518 Secondary Teaching Seminar .

Advising


Students should consult with the Director/Advisor for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History), Lance Blakesley at lblakesl@lmu.edu, to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study, especially their History and Social Science courses.

The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is also available to assist students interested in teaching careers in elementary, secondary, bilingual, and special education. Students interested in a career in teaching should consult with the CUTP Director to discuss their options. All students in the teacher preparation pipeline work with a dedicated CUTP advisor for all education coursework. CUTP has a library of information and advice for prospective teachers as well as sponsors several informational sessions every year. CUTP is located in UNH 3346. Please contact cutp@lmu.edu for more information.

School of Education Admission


Students interested in adding a preliminary credential in Social Science (History) must apply for admission to the School of Education to formally add the preliminary credential to their program. Students should work with the STPP Director and their advisor in CUTP to determine when to apply. Instructions on this process can also be found here: http://soe.lmu.edu/academics/cutp.

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


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-20 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 19-22 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 18-19 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Total: 9 semester hours

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