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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, Social Studies 7-12 Certification, B.S.


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Geography, Social Studies 7-12 Certification, B.S. Degree Map  

Note: This degree requires 127 credit hours.

The Geography major offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Science with Grades 7-12 Social Studies Certification.

All students complete a core within Geography that provides a broad background in the discipline and prepares them to complete the Geography degree. The Bachelor of Science emphasizes proficiency in human geography and human/environment interactions and develops skills in geospatial technologies. Students are encouraged to develop an individualized program of study with their adviser. The Bachelor of Science with Grades 7-12 Social Studies Certification prepares future social studies teachers through a multi-disciplinary curriculum comprised of social science and education courses.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Additional Information


Accompanying lab must be taken in the same semester.

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

U.S. History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Public Speaking (3 hours)


Component Area Options (3 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College of Human Sciences and Humanities Core Requirements (6 hours)


30 hours of upper-level credit must be “C” or better.

Core Requirement (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses. A grade of “C+” or better is required

Additional Information


Grade of “C+” or better is required.

Additional Core Courses (3 hours)


Choose from any 3300/4300-level course in ARTS, COMM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, PHIL, or WRIT.

College of Education Core Requirements (19 hours)


Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission Requirements


  • Completion of 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework (EDUC 4310 , INST 3313 , SILC 4315 , and TCED 4102 .)
  • Completion of public speaking requirement.
  • Completion of Basic Skills in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.
  • 2.750 GPA overall or in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for target teacher certification.
  • $37 TEA Admission Fee
  • Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Major Requirements (45 hours)


Additional Information


GPA of 2.500 or higher required in GEOG and HIST coursework.

Pedagogy Requirements (15 hours)


Additional Information


Teacher Certification Requirements


  • Passing scores on the appropriate state assessments Texas Examinations of Educator Standards [TExES] are required for recommendation for teacher certification.
    • 7-12 Social Studies TExES #232
    • EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES #160
  • All courses outside the University Core must be “C-” or better unless otherwise stated.

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