Sociology Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Grades K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6, teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature - Fulfilled by SOCI 201 in the major.0
3. Communication – Fulfilled by CMST 101 in Teacher Education sequence.0
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by SOCI 212 in the major.0
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History – Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives - Fulfilled by SOCI 220 in the major.0
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages3
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by SOCI 220 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
Required Courses
SOCI 201Foundations of Sociological Inquiry4
SOCI 212Sociology of Technology3
SOCI 220Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations3
SOCI 240Statistics for Social Research4
SOCI 301Sociological Research Methods I4
SOCI 313Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis3
SOCI 400Senior Project3
Major Electives18
Complete 15-18 credits of Upper Level Electives from the list below.
Complete 0-3 credits of Lower Level Electives from the list below.
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.60
V. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.3
Total Credits120

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (BA/MAT or BS/MAT) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Selected Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education1-3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Undergraduate elective (Advisor approval required).3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 13
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 13
Total Credits58-60