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Bachelor of Arts — Secondary Social Studies Education

Rigorous standards set forth by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are built into the curriculum for the B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education degree program, equipping students to successfully teach social studies at the secondary level in a public or private school setting. Students focus their studies on the various theories and practical teaching strategies associated with teaching social studies to this age group as they prepare for a future beyond high school. Experiential learning through student teaching practicums will provide hands-on experience so students will become effective teachers in the classroom. In addition to covering the subjects of child/adolescent and educational psychology, instructional technology, instructional strategies, and exceptional children, the program also includes: social studies teaching methods, world geography, U.S. history, American and Oklahoma history, macroeconomics, state and local government, historiography/research, cultural anthropology, and social psychology.


  • Prior Learning
  • Vocational Experience
  • Certificates
  • CLEP/DSSC Testing

Course Types & Cost Breakdowns

Major Requirements 33 Hours
University Core 46 Hours
Electives Hours
Orientation 1 Hours
Concentration 45 Hours
Approximate Total Degree CostSee Cost Sheet

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University Core

12 Hrs

9 Hrs

7 Hrs

3 Hrs

3 Hrs

6 Hrs

6 Hrs





Social Sciences


U.S. History & Government

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