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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./B.S. 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 69 Hours
University Core 58 Hours
Orientation 1 Hours
Approximate Total Degree CostSee Cost Sheet

Costs are an approximate guide only.

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University Core

12 Hrs

6 Hrs

3 Hrs

3 Hrs

7 Hrs

3 Hrs

3 Hrs

9 Hrs

6 Hrs


Written Communication

Oral Communication

Critical Inquiry & Aesthetic Analysis

Scientific Methods

Quantative Reasoning

Social & Behvaioral Analysis

Cultural Analysis

American History & Political Analysis

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