Middle Grades Social Science Education back to programs
Bring history to life for middle schoolers.
History continues to stand the test of time. Make the stories in textbooks come to life as you learn how to show students the importance of history as it relates to their lives and the world today. Leaving Trinity, you will be prepared to engage contemporary issues with the next generation of learners.
Middle Grades Social Science Education Overview
- 68 credit hours
Did You Know?
You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8). This degree is a great option for transfer students, as it can be completed in two years after your transfer to Trinity.
Major requirements total 68 hours. This includes 41 hours of required Professional Education courses and 27 hours of History/Social Science courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:
- Professional Skills for Teachers
- Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
- Understanding History
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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
Knowing historical facts, governmental structure, and teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle schools.
|Professional Education Courses (44 credit hours)|
|ED 101||Introduction to Teaching|
|ED 103||Professional Skills for Teachers|
|ED 240||Foundations of Education|
|ED 260x||Educational Psychology/Human Development|
|ED 306||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum|
|ED 310||General Teaching Methods|
|ED 311||General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education|
|ED 363||Teaching History Secondary Schools|
|ED 368||Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience|
|ED 380||Diversity in Education|
|ED 381||Diversity Pre-clinical Experience|
|ED 413||Clinical Practice in the Secondary School|
|ED 421||Classroom Management|
|ED 422||Advanced Seminar in Education|
|ED 430||Educational Research and Assessments|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence|
|Required History/Social Science Courses (27 hours)|
|HI 105||Understanding History|
|HI 121||U.S. History Through the Civil War|
|HI 122||U.S. History Since the Civil War|
|HI 201||World Civilizations to 1600|
|HI 202||World Civilizations Since 1600|
|HI Upper Division Elective|
(or) BUS 208
|Introduction to Economics
|GEO 100||World Geography|
|POL 250||American Government|
|Total: 71 hours|