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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.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

GEOG 104/105: Principles of Geography Lecture & Lab

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

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

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

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

PSYC 104: General Psychology

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics

Sophomore Year (apply for professional program admission)​

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

GEOG 100: World Regional Geography

ECON 104: Introductory Economics

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

ELPS 250: Education & Society

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

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

Asian/African History Requirement

American History Requirement (300+)

Mapping Requirement

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

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

SPED 326: Exceptional Children in General Classrooms

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

Political Science Requirement (POLS 300+)

Non-Western Geography Requirement

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

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

C&T 420: Teaching Kansas Government

Latin American History Requirement

European History Requirement (HIST 300+)

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

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

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

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

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