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Xavier University of Louisiana    
 
    
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
University Catalog 2016-2017

Social Studies Education (Grades 6-12), B.A.


Students who major in Social Studies Education must earn 27 hours in history. The following are required: HIST 1030  or HIST 1031H , HIST 1040  or HIST 1041H , HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , HIST 2600 , HIST 3040 , HIST 3350 , HIST 3360 , and HIST 4415S . No grade lower than a “C” in any of the departmental offerings may be applied for credit in the major. Social Studies Education majors are required to achieve an acceptable score (determined by the Louisiana Department of Education) on all parts of the Praxis, including Praxis II: Specialty Area Test, in order to graduate. They are not required to take the department’s comprehensive examination in history.

Social Studies Education majors should note that certification requirements are established by the Louisiana Department of Education and are subject to change. Students should consult their advisors each semester. Education majors should consult the Division of Education and Counseling section in this catalog for requirements to be formally admitted into Xavier’s Teacher Education Program.

Junior Year


All majors must have passed all parts of Praxis I and should have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program before taking junior-level education courses.

Summary: Program in Social Studies Education (Grades 6-12)


Fundamental Core: 18


English Composition (6, ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 ), Mathematics (3, MATH 1010 ), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1030 /BIOL 1030L ), World Language (6)

Essential Core: 36


Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3, HIST 1030 /HIST 1031H ), Natural Science (3, MATH 1020 ), Philosophy (6, including PHIL 3250 ), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3, PSCI 1020 ), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010 )

Expansive Core: 6


Including one BIOL, CHEM, IPSC, or PHYS Expansive Core course (3) (recommended)*

Total Hours: 129


*Teacher certification standards require 3 hours in BIOL, CHEM, IPSC, or PHYS, in addition to the other courses listed above.

**See also required specified courses in Fundamental and Essential Core above.

***EDUC 1000  is a prerequisite for all Education courses.

Graduate Education Programs


For information about graduate programs in Education, see the Graduate Programs  section of the catalog.