Bachelor of Arts/Science in Social Science Composite Teaching - Secondary Education Licensure

Program Curriculum

122 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement
Complete one of the following:3-16
16 credits in a single foreign language (by coursework or vertical credit)
Foreign language 2020 or 3060 class (C or higher)
Foreign language 1020 class (C or higher) and 12 credits FLATS/FL-GE in another language
Nonnative speakers may use ESL test or specific course(s)
Secondary Education Pre-Program Requirements
HIST 2700
HIST 2710
U.S. History to 1877
and U.S. History Since 1877
or POLS 1100 American Government (AI)
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC)
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC)3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
Social Sciences Core Requirements
HIST 1500World History to 1500 (SS, GC)3
HIST 1510World History Since 1500 (SS, GC)3
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 3870History of Utah3
HIST 2500Latin American Civilization3
or HIST 2600 Survey of Eastern Civilization
Complete three (3) upper-division courses in History (HIST). Courses may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.9
GEOG 1000Physical Geography3
GEOG 1300World Regional Geography3
GEOG 4200Geography of Utah3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
ECON 2020Macro Economics (SS, GC)3
Political Science
POLS 1100American Government (AI)3
POLS 2100Introduction to International Relations (GC)3
SOC 1010Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC)3
Upper-Division SOC course - complete any upper-division Sociology (SOC) course3
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
PSY 3120Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 3400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
PSY 3710Behavioral Neuroscience3

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
SS 4700Social Studies Curr Methods3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 122 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Social Sciences Composite Teaching program required course.
  6. USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. Cumulative 3.0 GPA in program prerequisite and professional courses.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) (GE: Mathematics) 3
HIST 1500 World History to 1500 (SS, GC) 3
GEOG 1000 Physical Geography (GE: Physical Sciences & GLOCUP) 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) (GE: Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
HIST 1510 World History Since 1500 (SS, GC) 3
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC) (GE: Exploration & GLOCUP) 3
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 (GE: American Institutions 1 of 2) 3
ECON 2010 Micro Economics (SS, GC) 3
POLS 1100 American Government (AI) 3
HIST 2500
Latin American Civilization
or Survey of Eastern Civilization
BIOL 1010 General Biology (LS) (GE: Life Sciences) 3
BIOL 1015 General Biology Lab (LAB) (GE: Lab Sciences) 1
Spring Semester
HIST 2710 U.S. History Since 1877 (GE: American Institutions 2 of 2) 3
HIST 3870 History of Utah 3
GEOG 1300 World Regional Geography 3
PSY 3120 Cognitive Psychology 3
ECON 2020 Macro Economics (SS, GC) 3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GC) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
History Elective 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations (GC) 3
PSY 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
Upper division Sociology (SOC) course 3
Spring Semester
History Elective 3
History Elective 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
GEOG 4200 Geography of Utah 3
PSY 3710 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
SS 4700 Social Studies Curr Methods 3
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Total Hours126