BSEd in Middle School Education with Emphasis in Social Studies
Degree Program Description
The Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle School Education prepares students to work with children from fifth through ninth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems. You may consider a degree in education if you enjoy working with children and/or adolescents, want to strengthen the future through education, and want to make a difference in the lives of others. MU Students work closely with mentors, practicing teachers, administrators, and university faculty to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance learning outcomes for children and youth. The coursework through the College of Education focuses on teachers’ roles in facilitating learning at all levels of development and considers the influences of cultural, political, historical, and economic factors on students, teachers, and schools. Upon successfully completing the initial teacher certification process, the state grants you certification in middle school social studies. Practical and rewarding clinical training in schools and agencies begins sophomore year, and continues each semester culminating in a senior-level teaching internship, enhancing teaching skills and confidence. Coursework within Middle School Social Studies will teach you ways to support the social studies learning of middle school students.
Major Program Requirements
Students must complete all university, general education, and content requirements, in addition to degree requirements. Please meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss degree requirements and to create a semester plan.
Teacher Education programs in the College of Education are accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Curriculum changes mandated to earn teacher certification may become effective at any point during your academic program. Therefore, it is extremely important that you DO NOT SELF ADVISE.
Degree Requirements Sample Program
|or SPC_ED 1100||Orientation: Special Education|
|LTC 2200||School Health and Student Wellbeing||3|
|ESC_PS 2000||Experiencing Cultural Diversity in the United States||3|
|ESC_PS 2010||Inquiry Into Learning I||3|
|ESC_PS 2014||Inquiry into Learning I - Field Experience||1|
|LTC 2040||Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society I||3|
|LTC 2044||Inquiry into Schools, Community and Society: Field||1|
|IS_LT 2467||Inquiry into Empowering Learners with Technology||3|
|LTC 4530||Introduction to Social Studies||3|
|LTC 4534||Secondary Social Studies I Field Experience||1|
|LTC 4460||Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||3|
|LTC 4560||Reading and Writing in the Content Areas||3|
|LTC 4320||Middle School Social Studies I||3|
|LTC 4324||Middle School Social Studies Field I||1|
|SPC_ED 4020||Teaching the Exceptional Learner||3|
|LTC 4565||Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II||3|
|LTC 4334||Middle School Social Studies Field Experience II||1|
|LTC 4550W||Assessment in Social Studies - Writing Intensive||3|
|LTC 4410W||Teaching, Engaging and Assessing Middle-Level Students - Writing Intensive||3|
|ED_LPA 4060||Inquiring into Schools, Community and Society II||3|
|SPC_ED 4310||Behavioral and Classroom Management||3|
|LTC 4971||Internship and Capstone Seminar||12|
|HIST 1100||Survey of American History to 1865||3|
|HIST 1200||Survey of American History Since 1865||3|
|American History Required Elective (see advisor for course list)||3|
|HIST 1500||Origins of European History||3|
|or HIST 1510||History of Modern Europe|
|World History Required Elective (see advisor for course list)||3|
|World History Required Elective (see advisor for course list)||3|
|POL_SC 1100||American Government||3|
|ABM 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|or ABM 1042||Applied Macroeconomics|
|or ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics|
|GEOG 1100||Regions and Nations of the World I||3|
|or GEOG 1200||Regions and Nations of the World II|
|Non-Western World History (see advisor for course list)||3|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student’s actual plan may vary based on course choices and where options are available.
|LTC 1100||1||General Education Math Requirement||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||HIST 1200||3|
|HIST 1100||3||IS_LT 2467||3|
|ESC_PS 2000 (Social Science)||3||Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science||3|
|ESC_PS 2010 or LTC 2040 (Social Science)||3||ESC_PS 2010 or LTC 2040 (Social Science)||3|
|ESC_PS 2014 or LTC 2044||1||ESC_PS 2014 or LTC 2044||1|
|Humanities and Writing Intensive||3||Biological, Physical, Mathematical Science||3|
|Psychology 1000+||3||POL_SC 1100||3|
|HIST 1500 or 1510||3||American History Elective||3|
|LTC 4350||3||LTC 4320||3|
|LTC 4534||1||LTC 4324||1|
|SPC_ED 4020||3||LTC 4565||3|
|LTC 4560||3||LTC 4460||3|
|World History Elective||3||World History Elective||3|
|GEOG 1100 or 1200||3||ECONOM 1014, ABM 1041, or ABM 1042||3|
|LTC 4550W||3||LTC 4971||12|
|Non-Western World History||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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Major and Career Exploration
The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.
If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.
If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center. No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.