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Secondary History & Government Education

Secondary History & Government Program Curriculum

The KU Secondary History and Government teacher education program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

GEOG 100: World Regional Geography

GEOG 104: Principles of Geography

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

HIST 128: History of U.S. thru Civil War

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

General Education (Required Courses)

ECON 104: Introductory Economics

HIST 129: History of the U.S. after Civil War

HIST 308: Key Themes of Modern Global History

HIST 348: History of the Peoples of Kansas

POLS 110: Introduction to U.S. Politics

POLS 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Political Science Requirement (300+)

Mapping Course Requirement

Asian/African History Requirement

Latin American History Requirement

European History Requirement (300+)

American History Requirement (300+)

Non-Western Geography Requirement

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

SPED 326: Exceptional Children in General Classrooms

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/High School

C&T 541: Advanced Practices in Teaching Social Studies

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-Being of Students in Schools

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 335: Curriculum & Instruction in Social Studies Classrooms

C&T 420: Teaching Kansas Government

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar III

EPSY 320: Classroom Assessment I

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment II

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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