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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History)


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Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science


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.

Please contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation for information about all available Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs. All students interested in teaching English in middle schools or high schools should meet with their departmental advisors as soon as possible and must also attend a mandatory School of Education Undergraduate Information Session. Please call 310.338.7845 to obtain the next scheduled meeting time and to confirm attendance.

In order to meet the academic requirements of the LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science, students must complete the following courses granting either 141 semester hours of credit for a Political Science major or 120 semester hours of credit for a History major.

Required Core Courses in the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (27 semester hours)


United States History


California History


Principles of Democracy


Principles of Economics


Principles of Geography


Required Extended Studies Courses in the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (15 semester hours)


Required Courses in the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science Needed to Complete Either a History or a Political Science Major (HIST Majors: 24 semester hours; POLS Majors: 48 semester hours)


History and Political Science Majors


Both History and Political Science majors choose HIST 198 .

Choose one:

(POLS Majors)

Both History and Political Science majors choose five upper division HIST courses. Not more than half of the total upper division semester hours may be taken from one of the following areas: a) Europe; b) United States; or c) Africa, Asia, Latin America, and modern Middle East

Seminar

(3-4 semester hours)

History majors choose one HIST 500-level senior seminar. Political Science majors choose one POLS 500-level seminar.

Additional Political Science Major Requirements


Political Science majors must complete:

Five upper division POLS courses

(20 semester hours)

Political Science majors choose five upper division POLS courses, at least one course in three of these five groups: Political Thought, U.S. Politics, Comparative Politics, and International and World Politics.

Total:


HIST Majors: 24 semester hours
POLS Majors: 48 semester hours

Education Courses Required for the 2042 Preliminary Single-Subject Teaching Credential


(Not included in the Extended Studies Courses of the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science) (24 semester hours)

LMU Core Curriculum Courses


(not included in the Core and Extended Studies Courses of the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science)

(24 semester hours for POLS majors and 30 semester hours for HIST majors)

include Electives (HIST majors)

Total:


HIST Majors: 120 semester hours
POLS Majors: 138 semester hours

Undergraduate-Level Coursework Plan for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History)


The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science is designed for students who anticipate teaching history and social science in grades 6-8 or 9-12 in school settings that are departmentalized. 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's subject-matter courses in social science, and the School of Education's required courses in four years (eight semesters). Students with a History major, choosing to complete this four-year plan, will fulfill all of the required coursework at the undergraduate level that will lead to a B.A. degree, with a major in History, and the California 2042 Preliminary Social Science Single-Subject Credential.

Four-Year Plan for the History Major Doing the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (120 Semester Hours)

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 18 semester hours

Total: 12 semester hours

Note:


This four-year plan serves only as a general model. Please meet with your advisor at least once a semester to discuss your progress in the program and plans for future semesters.

Total: 120 semester hours


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