Social Studies with Certification in Elementary Education and General Special Education (B.A.)
Individuals who complete this dual certification program will be eligible for the New Hampshire Department of Education teacher certification in Elementary Education (K-5 or K-8) and General Special Education (K-12).
This is a field-based program for qualified participants working or volunteering in approved programs or education settings. The key components of this program include mentorship of the teacher candidates by highly skilled professionals in the field, the hands-on experience of working with children in educational settings, and the opportunity to build your teaching capacity over time. Graduates of this program will be eligible for certification in elementary education (K-5 or K-8) and general special education (K-12).
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 36|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 81|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 3|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 120|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|PSY 509||Human Development||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||Waived|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
|Major in Social Science, EE & GSE|
|ECO 512||Principles of Economics||4|
|HIS 502||Great Civilizations||4|
|HIS 511||United States History: 1865 to the Present||4|
|HIS 611||Themes in World History||4|
|POL 550||American Government and Politics||4|
|POL 600||The U.S. in World Affairs||4|
|SCI 518||Physical Geography||4|
|Declaration of Candidacy Form Required 1|
|Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam Required 2|
|EDU 510||Foundations of Education||4|
|Introductory Level Education Courses|
|EDU 622||Introduction to Field Experience and Program Requirements||1|
|EDU 617||Students with Disabilities||4|
|EDU 621||Special Education Law||4|
|EDU 606||The Dynamic Role of the Special Educator||4|
|EDU 619||Managing Student Behavior||4|
|Intermediate Level Education Courses|
|EDU 609||Transition Planning and Developing IEPs||2|
|EDU 611||Assessment of Students with Disabilities||4|
|EDU 612||Using Technology to Teach Social Studies||4|
|EDU 613||Strategies for Teaching Science||4|
|Advanced Level Education Courses|
|EDU 610||Teaching Language Arts and Literacy||6|
|EDU 614||Middle School Mathematics Methods||4|
|or EDU 616||Elementary School Mathematics Methods|
|EDU 651||Culminating Teaching Experience and Seminar||4|
Required prior to beginning the last 60 credits of degree program
Passing Praxis Core Exam scores must be submitted prior to taking EDU 622 Introduction to Field Experience and Program Requirements (1 s.h.)
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
State Certification Requirements
The following requirements must be completed in order to be recommended to the state for Teacher Certification:
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for state certification
- Praxis Core Academic Skills For Educators Exam required. Passing Praxis Core Exam scores must be submitted prior to taking EDU 622 Introduction to Field Experience and Program Requirements (1 s.h.).
- Praxis II-Multiple Subject or Middle School Content Exam Required. Students must attempt to pass a Praxis II exam prior to taking the Culminating Teaching Experience & Seminar. Passing exam scores are required for State Certification.
- Pearson Foundations of Reading Exam required. Passing Pearson Foundations of Reading Exam Scores must be submitted prior to taking the Culminating Teaching Experience & Seminar.