Social Studies 5-Adult, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
HST 101 Bison image Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3
HST 102 Bison image World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Natural Science4
Humanities (Any 200 level ENG Humanities and WI)3
HST 230 Bison image American History to 1877 (CT) (Social Science)3
Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (Any 200 level ENG Humanities and WI)3
CI 401Middle Childhood Curric (Writing Intensive)3
HST 101 Bison image Great Civs to 1300 (CT) (Multicultural or International)3
SOS 404Senior Seminar3
Teaching Specialization
ECN 250Principles Microeconomics3
ECN 253Principles Macroeconomics3
GEO 100 Bison image  Cap graduation image Intro to Human Geography (CT)3
GEO 203 Bison image Economic Geography (CT)3
GEO 317 Bison image World Regional Geography3
HST 101 Bison image Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3
HST 102 Bison image World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT)3
HST 208 Bison image The Developing World (CT)3
HST 219 Bison image Ancient History3
HST 230 Bison image American History to 1877 (CT)3
HST 231 Bison image American Hist From 1877 (CT)3
HST 440West Virginia History3
PSC 104 Bison image Am Natl Govt & Politics (CT)3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
SOC 200 Bison image Introductory Sociology (CT)3
SOS 404Senior Seminar3
Professional Education Core
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing3
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
EDF 270Level I Clinical Exp0
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities3
EDF 435Classroom Assessment3
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think3
CI 402Teach Mid Child Learners3
CI 449Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed3
CISP 422Differentiate Instruction3
CI 415Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed3
CI 470Level II Clinical Exp0
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)12

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall),
  2. EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner (grade “C” or better) and EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp (credit),
  3. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas (Exempt from PRAXIS Core exam with SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher),
  4. Portfolio in LiveText which includes:
    • Self-Assessment,
    • Writing Sample and
    • Three Recommendations,
  5. 21 ACT composite score,
  6. MU students: Completion of 26 credit hours,
  7. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours.

Admission Requirements for ADMI 5

  1. 12 hours of completed Professional Education Core courses,
  2. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  3. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. At least 90% of Teaching Specialization courses completed,
  2. Minimum of 100 credit hours completed,
  3. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  4. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core,
  5. Completion of all Professional Education Core Courses (with the exception of EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society)
  • Many courses require clinical experience in public school during normal school hours. Schedule open time accordingly.
  • Students should monitor their program of study carefully due to ongoing curricular changes.
  • All coursework in Teaching Specialization and Professional Education Core must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • West Virginia law mandates that all persons entering a school or having contact with students must have completed a background check and have not been found on the sexual offender registry prior to entering a school. Each county and school can also use the results of that background check as a basis for admitting or denying admittance. It is the procedure of the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development that every student will obtain a background check prior to being placed in a school setting.

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Four Year Plan

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The secondary programs are designed for those wanting to teach content to middle school and/or high school students. The educational foundations and computing courses are designed for those entering the education field. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic area of choice as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
HST 101 Bison image Great Civs to 1300 (CT) 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ECN 250 Principles Microeconomics 3
GEO 100 Bison image  Cap graduation image Intro to Human Geography (CT) 3
HST 102 Bison image World & West 1300-1850 (CT) 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing 3
GEO 203 Bison image Economic Geography (CT) 3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) 3
HST 230 Bison image American History to 1877 (CT) 3
PSC 104 Bison image Am Natl Govt & Politics (CT) 3
SOC 200 Bison image Introductory Sociology (CT) 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ECN 253 Principles Macroeconomics 3
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp 0
HST 219 Bison image Ancient History 3
Any ENG level 200 Humanities (WI) 3
Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think 3
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities 3
GEO 317 Bison image World Regional Geography 3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
CI 402 Teach Mid Child Learners 3
CI 449 Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed 3
CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction 3
EDF 435 Classroom Assessment 3
HST 231 Bison image American Hist From 1877 (CT) 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CI 415 Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed 3
CI 470 Level II Clinical Exp 0
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
HST 208 Bison image The Developing World (CT) 3
HST 440 West Virginia History 3
SOS 404 Senior Seminar 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone) 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120