Social Science

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Education

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Department Overview

The Social Science major is designed specifically for those students preparing to pursue a career in secondary school teaching. Drawing from all the social sciences, it aims at providing the student with a broad-based program meeting the requirements for certification
to teach all or most of the usual social sciences offered in
secondary schools.

Since the requirements of such a program are fairly precisely laid down by certifying bodies there may be less overall choice within the major as outlined; however, it is to be expected that students choosing a teaching career in social studies would find their interests lie along the lines of the requirements.

For more information regarding this program, please contact the chair of any of the departments included in this major or the chair of the Education Department.

Contact

Matthew Ramsey, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7387

Ferrell Academic Center

  • Christi Adams, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Laura Bradfield
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Lindsey Hansen
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Dianna Henderson, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Maureen Huppe, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Erin McKelvey-Patterson
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Charles Osborn, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus
  • Pamela Pursel
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Matthew Ramsey, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Noel Rueb
    Instructor
  • Brad Weaver
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Piper Wentz, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

Freshmen Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Foreign Language4
MATH-2110Applied Statistics4
GNST-1000BC Experience1
SOCI-1000General Sociology3
Total18
ENGL-1020Introduction to Literature3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Foreign Language4
EXSCFitness course1
Natural World Foundation4
POLS-1000Introduction to American Government3
Total18

Sophomore Year

HIST-1300U.S. History to 18653
EDUC-2200/2201Intro to Education & Field Experience3
EDUC-2220Psychoeducational Development4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
HIST-1100World Civilization to 15003
SOCI-2300World Regional Geography3
Faith Foundation3
Total21
HIST-1380U.S. History Since 18653
EDUC-2222Psychology of Individuals With Exceptionalities3
SOCI-3250Sociology of Race & Ethnicity3
POLS-2750Public Policy Analysis3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
HIST-1101World Civilization Since 15003
Total18

Junior Year

Political Science Elective3
Faith Foundation3
EDUC-3357 & 3358General Secondary Methods & Practices4
EDUC-3332Teach Reading/Content Areas2
PSYC-1000General Psychology3
History Elective - US3
Total18
HIST-3300History Since of Kansas3
Natural World Foundation4
SOSC-4457Methods for Teaching Social Science2
ECON-2090Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDUC-4451Philosophy of Education3
History Elective – World3
Total18

Senior Year

HIST-3300History Electives – World6
History Electives – U.S.3
EDUC-3312 & 3313School as Community4
ECON-2100Principles of Microeconomics3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
SOSC-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
Total17
EDUC-4455Differentiated Instruction3
EDUC-4462Classroom Management2
EDUC-4470Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC-4496Supervised Student Teaching10
EDUC-PLTXPLT Licensure Examcr
EDUC-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
Total16

Degree Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education

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