May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Studies for Secondary Education BS

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The current Secondary Education Program is still in place this year. However, beginning in the Fall of 2023, students will be advised to meet the new program requirements within the grade bands developed by the State of Michigan Department of Education. Teacher candidates will choose a grade band of either 5–9 or 7–12 as their major with an additional endorsement. At the completion of the program, students will acquire certification in 5–12 when meeting all the state requirements. Currently, the NAD requirements have not changed within the Teacher Education Program.

Prepares the teacher candidate to take the MTTC subject area exam for Social Studies-Secondary Education. Completion of the minor and passing the MTTC Secondary Education exam and subject area exam will qualify the graduate to teach these subjects in departmentalized school.

Total Credits - 120+


Electives chosen by advisement from the above areas to complete the requirements to total 56 credits.

Secondary Education Major

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Additional Information

The State of Michigan recommends that students pass MTTC subject exams in History, Geography, Economics and Political Science.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Explain worldviews and trace their historical development.
  • Critique worldviews from a Christian perspective.
  • Integrate principles of a Christian worldview into their chosen fields of study.
  • Describe human development.
  • Apply current theories of learning.
  • Facilitate change in groups and organizations.
  • Relate effectively with various cultural, racial and special interest groups.
  • Identify political and legal issues.
  • Manage human, financial and material resources.
  • Demonstrate servant leadership.
  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and non-verbal forms.
  • Use electronic tools effectively for professional communication, teaching and research.
  • Read and evaluate research.
  • Conduct research.
  • Report research findings.
  • Demonstrate continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in all professional activities.
  • Demonstrate balanced physical, mental, spiritual and social development.

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