BSEd Four-Year Degree Plan: Social Sciences Option

Our department is committed to assisting you to graduate in four years. Below is a four-year sample for our middle school education degree, however, your actual schedule may vary.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PHY 101 Physics by Inquiry for Educators 4
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

EDC 150 Transitional Pathway: Education 0
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
HST 335 African Civilization
or HST 350 Latin American Civilization
or HST 380 Premodern East Asia
or HST 381 Modern East Asia
EDC 350 School and Society 3
General elective 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

MID 400 Philosophy, Curriculum, and Organization of Middle School Education 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

MID 439 Middle School Instructional Strategies 3
HST 418 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies II 4
SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

MID 493 Supervised Teaching (Middle School) 6
MID 494 Supervised Teaching (Middle School) 6
Total hours12

Students must complete one subject are of specialization consisting of 24 credit hours. You must have a 3.00 GPA in each certificate subject (content) area to student teach. 

Requirements for admission

  • Completion of 45+ credit hours
  • Pass all sections of the Missouri State Board of Education entry examination
  • COM 115 completed "C" or higher
  • SEC 302 completed "C" or higher
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Family Care Safety Registry on file
  • Active Taskstream purchase
  • Signed Student Contract
  • Signed Dispositions Checklist

When requirements are met, the EPPC will evaluate your credentials for admission to T.E. There is no application to fill out. 

DESE GPA requirements

  • 2.75 overall GPA for admission to Teacher Education program
  • 2.75 overall GPA and 3.00 content (major) GPA for assignment to supervised teaching
  • 2.75 overall GPA, 3.00 content (major) GPA and 3.00 GPA in Professional Education for graduation & certification recommendation
Degree plan last reviewed 07-30-2018.