Apr 22, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

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

For more information regarding the Core Curriculum, including a list of courses that satisfy Core Curriculum requirements, click here:  The Core Curriculum .

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 2415 , and at least nine hours of 3000- or 4000- level courses. 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.

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.

Sophomore Year

Semester Hours: 18

Second Semester

Semester Hours: 16

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.

Senior Year

First Semester

Semester Hours: 12

Second Semester

Semester Hours: 12

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

Foundations: 13

Explorations: 21

  • African American Heritage and Legacies (3)
  • Creative Expression and Engagement (3)
  • Examined Life (3)
  • Faith and Society (3)
  • Human Behavior (3)
  • Human Past (3)
  • Scientific Reasoning (3)

Free Electives: 5

Total Hours: 120