Secondary Education B.S. (Social Science)

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 The BS. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies Education prepares students for rewarding middle school or high school teaching positions in social studies. The program develops graduates committed to effective instruction that supports the intellectual, social, and personal development of all learners. A final component of the program is a student teaching internship. Graduates of the program are qualified to apply for state certification to teach social studies in grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania.


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Nate Taylor, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Education

Freshman Year, Fall

Freshman Year, Spring

Sophomore Year, Fall

Sophomore Year, Spring

Junior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Design 
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology
  • HIST3400 Pennsylvania History 
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art And Music 
  • POLS1030 Comp./Contemporary Political Systems 
  • Elective Recommended

Junior Year, Spring

  • ANTH1020 Cultural Anthropology
  • EDUC 3600 Educational Assessment
  • SPED3010 Intro to Special Education PreK-12
  • HIST3700 Developing World
  • PSYC3530 Adolescent Development

Senior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language Learners
  • SPED3020 Teaching in Inclusive PreK-12 Class
  • EDUC4150 Content Specific Pedagogy (with Co-requisite EDUC0450 - 0 credits)
  • POLS1040 International Relations
  • SOSC4800 Senior Thesis
  • Elective Recommended

Senior Year, Spring

  • EDUC4200 Student Teaching Seminar (3 cr.)
    EDUC4550 Student Teaching Internship: Social Studies (9 cr.)
Admission Requirements

To receive acceptance to Robert Morris University's education programs, students must meet one of the following sets of academic criteria listed here:

Additional admission requirements for RMU education programs are available on this page.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

World Geography
Schools and Society
American National Government
Major Credits
English Lit, Education, Special Education
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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