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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Secondary Education Social Studies, B.S.

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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


3 credits


To earn a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75.


This Maryland Approved Program meets Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements. Students are advised to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study.

Optional Certifications:Art Certification (P-12)  or  World Languages Certification (P-12)  

Student Learning Outcomes

Mount St. Mary’s develops educators who are able to:

  • demonstrate the content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions to effect student learning (proficient)
  • examine learning to shape their practice (reflective)
  • demonstrate commitment to the diversity, dignity, equality and rights of the individual (ethical)
  • demonstrate leadership as active participants in the education community (leading)
  • respond to the demands of an increasingly diverse technological and global society (adaptive)

Sample Four Year Sequence

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

Elective (3)

World Languages I (3)

PSCI 100 Foundations of Political Science: Democratic Processes in America (3)  

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

16 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

EDUC 100 Foundations of American Education (4)  

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  

16 credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

PSYCH 100 Foundations of Psychology (3)  

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

15 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

GEOG 200 Global Geography (3)  (Spring, even years only) OR PSCI 212 State and Local Government (3)  

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

EDUC 208 Learning Theory and Human Development (4)  

EDUC 204 Sophomore Spring Field Experience (0)  

16 credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester

EDUC 300 Modernity in Education (3)  

PSCI XXX Political Science Elective (3)

EDUC 325 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas I (3)  

SPED 308 Introduction to Exceptional Children (4)  

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

EDUC 311 Junior Fall Field Experience (0)  

16 credits

Spring Semester

EDUC 433 Methods and Assessment of Learning Secondary Social Studies (4)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

EDUC 427 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas II (4)  

GEOG 200 Global Geography (3)  (Spring, even years only) OR PSCI 212 State and Local Government (3)  

EDUC 387 Secondary Internship I (0)  

14 credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester

EDUC 485 Teacher Internship/Secondary (8)  

EDUC 496 PPAT Seminar (4)  

12 credits

Spring Semester

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

EDGE 343 Globalization and Education (3)  

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

15 credits

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