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Important Note

The requirements listed apply only to students admitted to the 5-year extended teacher education program who began the program in fall 2010 and earlier. Requirements for the new 4-year program that apply to students who were admitted in spring 2011 and later are available from the School of Education Advising Center, soeadvising@ku.edu.

Secondary (6-12) History and Government Major

General Education Requirements

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are required for admission.

*1ANTH 108 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (4) or
ANTH 160 The Varieties of Human Experience (3)
3-4
*BIOL 100 Principles of Biology (3) and
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1)
4
*COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3
*Cultural achievement course (see a pre-education adviser for a list of options) 3
*ENGL 101 Composition 3
*ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
*GEOG 100 World Regional Geography 3
*HIST 128 History of the United States Through the Civil War 3
*MATH 101 Algebra (3) or
MATH 104 Precalculus Mathematics (5)
3-5
*MATH 105, MATH 106, MATH 115 or higher 3
*PSYC 104 General Psychology 3
GEOG 104 Principles of Physical Geography (3) and
GEOG 105 Introductory Laboratory in Physical Geography (2)
5
HSES 260 Personal and Community Health 3
1SOC 130 Comparative Societies (3) or
SOC 104 Elements of Sociology (3)
3
*C&T 100 Introduction to the Education Profession 3
ELPS 200 Making Connections Between Schools and Community 3

1Acceptable combinations include ANTH 108/SOC 130, ANTH 160/SOC 104, and ANTH 160/SOC 130.

Major Requirements

ECON 104 Introductory Economics 4
GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (3) or
GEOG 102 Principles of Human Geography (3)
3
GEOG 104 Principles of Physical Geography 3
GEOG 111 Maps and Mapping (4) or
GEOG 210 Computers, Maps, and Geographical Analysis (3) or
GEOG 311 Map Conception and Development (4)
3-4
GEOG 351 Africa’s Human Geographies (3) or
GEOG 396 China’s Geographies (3) or
GEOG 553 Geography of African Development (3) or
GEOG 570 Geography of American Indians (3)
3
A course in the integrated study of history (see adviser) 3
A course in Latin American area studies 3
An Asian or African history course 3
*HIST 128 History of the United States Through the Civil War 3
HIST 129 History of the United States After the Civil War 3
HIST (300 level or higher) American history elective 3
HIST (300 level or higher) A course in European history 3
HIST 348 History of the Peoples of Kansas 3
POLS 110 Introduction to U.S. Politics 3
POLS 150 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POLS (300 level or higher) Political science elective 3
C&T 420 Teaching Kansas Government and Contemporary Public Policy Issues: Middle/Secondary 3
C&T 422 Teaching Economics and Secondary Social Studies 2

Teacher Education Courses

ELPS 302 Educational Technology in Middle/Secondary Education 3
C&T 324 Curriculum and the Learner in the Middle School and High School 3
C&T 325 Education in a Multicultural Society 3
C&T 441 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle/Secondary Schools 3
C&T 448 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
ELPS 450 Foundations of Education 3
PRE 306 Development and Learning of the Adolescent 3
PRE 456 Managing and Motivating Learners in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
SPED 326 Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth in General Education 3

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