The Social Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) degree, prepares students to teach social studies in middle and secondary schools. It is designed as a State of Hawai'i Department of Education (D.O.E.) approved content area, and may be used by students seeking a State of Hawai'i license to teach in secondary schools. This license is earned within the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program. Please consult your advisor. In addition to this approved content area, students must complete additional licensing courses in Education, which may be applied toward the M.Ed. degree.
Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate an understanding of:
These seven courses are vital preparation for teaching the social studies curriculum in middle and high schools, as well as taking the PRAXIS II Social Studies Content Knowledge Examination, which is required for the licensing of teachers in Hawai’i and other states.
Select a minimum of seven (7) courses from: HI 301, HI 302, HI 304, HI/POL 305, HI 321, HI/RE 322, HI 323, HI/POL 324, HI/POL 341, HI/POL 344, HI 371, POL 375, HI/POL 401, HI/POL 402, HI/POL 403, HI 405, HI 406, HI 407,HI/POL 418, HI/POL 419, HI 422, HI 424, HI/POL 438, HI/POL 439, HI/POL 442, HI 443, HI/POL 444, HI/POL 446, HI 450, HI/POL 451, HI 452, HI/POL 453, HI/POL 475;
HI/POL 494 Research Seminar (Student will have to complete at least 12 hours of upper-division history/political science coursework before enrolling in this course).
* Students preparing to teach in Hawai’i must take HI 450 and HI/POL 451