Dec 10, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, BSE (41-695) - Social Studies Option (E264) (4 Year Guide)

This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Students must meet with their faculty advisor in History and Anthropology each semester prior to enrollment.

Suggested Schedule

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

Semester Total: 16 Hours

Semester Total: 16 Hours

(After this semester take US History content exam.)

Semester Total: 17 Hours

(Successfully complete MoGEA exam by end of this semester)
(After this semester take Behavioral Sciences and Political Science content exams.)

Semester Total: 17 Hours

(After this semester take Geography content exam.)

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15 Hours

(After this semester take World History and Economics content exams.)

Semester Total: 14 Hours

Semester Total: 12 Hours

(All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed before this semester for enrollment in student teaching.)

Secondary Ed - Social Studies Option, BS in Ed. Degree - 122 hours

  • * See catalog for a list of History classes to fulfill the upper-level electives in American History (HIST 43XX) and World History (HIST 44XX) requirements.
  • + Inclusion of at least one course that focuses on a non-western society, nation or region or on the non-western world is recommended. A list of the courses which fulfill this requirement is available from History and Anthropology and is on file with the success advisors.
  • ++ The courses listed for this semester constitute the professional education (student teaching) block. The student should not take any other courses during this semester.
  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is an exam required of all Teacher Education students. Students must pass all areas of the MoGEA for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students should take and successfully complete the MoGEA before completion of their sophomore year (60 earned hours). See your success advisor to discuss the classes needed to prepare for the exam.
  • Teacher Education candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for their certification area before they can student teach, and must pass it in order to be recommended for certification. Information and registration is available on the MEGA website:
  • See for statement and information (including application) on admission to teacher education. Full admission is required before enrollment in professional education classes and student teaching. The application for student teaching is due approximately one year in advance.