History/Social Studies Major

Middle Level - Humanities Endorsement

This is a newly approved additional endorsement program through which History/Social Studies majors may obtain necessary language arts and middle level pedagogy coursework to qualify to teach a social studies/language arts core block at the middle level. Students taking this option will have an academic major in History/Social Studies (or one of the other five Social Studies majors), or English Language Arts - Secondary.  Students in these majors should not expect to teach in middle or junior high schools unless they earn the Middle Level - Humanities endorsement. The Middle Level - Humanities Additional Endorsement program is offered through the Department of Secondary Education and includes the following requirements. Students interested in pursuing this additional endorsement should contact Dr. Angela Harwood in Miller Hall 301, for further advising.

History/Social Studies Students

Take the following English courses as a minimum:

  • ENG 202 - Writing About Literature (or equivalent) (5)
  • ENG 370 - Introduction to English (5)
  • One of the following (5)
    • ENG 347 - Studies in Young Adult Literature
    • ENG 441 - Children's Literature for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher
  • One of the following (5):
    • ENG 301 - Writing Studies
    • ENG 302 - Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing
    • ENG 350 - Introduction to Creative Writing
    • ENG 371 - Studies in Rhetorical Analysis
  • ENG 443 - Teaching English Language Arts in the Secondary Schools I (5)

English/Language Arts Students

Take a teaching methods course within the Secondary Education program - SEC 426 (4); and the following History/Social Studies courses as a minimum:

  • HIST 103 - American History to 1865 (4)
  • HIST 104 - American History Since 1965 (4)
  • HIST 391 - History of the Pacific Northwest (4)
  • HIST 111 - Prehistory to 476 (4)
  • EGEO 201 - Human Geography (4)
  • POLS 250  - The American Political System (5)
  • One of the following:
    • ECON 206 - Microeconomics (4)
    • ECON 446 - Macroeconomics (3)

All Students

Take the following Middle Level emphasis courses within the Secondary Education program.

  • SEC 450 - Introduction to Middle Schools (4)
  • SEC 451 - Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Schools (4) (substitutes for SEC 431)
  • SEC 451a - Intensive Middle School Practicum (3) (substitutes for SEC 431a)

Beginning September 1, 2005, all students must also pass two WEST-E/Praxis II subject knowledge tests required for the Middle Level - Humanities endorsement.

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