Teacher Certification in Social Studies (8-12)

Students desiring to teach Political Science in a public school, grades 8-12, will complete the Social Studies 8-12 composite, B.A. or B.S. degree. This composite also must be accompanied by a History minor.

Degree Requirements

Academic Core – 63 hours

see Bachelor of Arts Degree Academic Core

NOTE: Students must fulfill all core curriculum requirements. If strongly recommended options are not selected, other appropriate courses must be selected to complete the block(s),

B.A. or B.S. Social Studies Major Required Courses – 30 hours

12 hours (6 upper level) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

POLS 2315Comparative Political Systems


POLS 3325The American Executive


POLS 3326The Legislative Process


POLS 4316International Relations


SOCI 2316Social Problems


SOCI 3317American Ethnic Relations


BECO 2311Principles of Macroeconomics


BECO 2312Principles of Microeconomics



Select 6 Upper Level hours from the following:


Students must earn a “C” or better for courses in this major.

In addition, students will need to fulfill general requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree and the certification requirements of the College of Education requirements. This option is available for certification only.

Admission to Teacher Education Program:

Cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 2.5. A minimum 2.75 GPA and no grades lower than a “C” are required in Academic Support & Professional Development.