The ethnic studies pathway to the social studies teacher licensure program prepares students to become social studies teachers in middle school, junior high, or high schools. Specific requirements for the teacher licensure can be found at the Center for Educator Preparation in the School of Education.
Students may also contact the Department of Ethnic Studies for information about the social studies teaching concentration.

Effective Fall 2018 

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ETST 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)3E3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
Select one course from the following: 3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C 
General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C 
General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 15003D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)3D 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Mathematics1B3
Elective 2
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
ETST 240Native American Cultural Experience (GT-AH2)3B3
Select one course from the following: 3
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)3E 
Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1)3C 
Select two courses from the following: 6
African American History (GT-HI1)3D 
Asian American History (GT-HI1)3D 
Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1)3E 
Native American History (GT-HI1)3D 
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 3
Queer Studies and Women of Color  
Introduction to Women's Studies3C 
Women of Color in the United States  
Feminist Theory  
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)3D 
Select one course from the following: 3
U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)3D 
U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)3D 
Select one course from the following: 3
American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3C 
Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3E 
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
EDUC 465Methods and Materials in Social Studies 4
GR 320Cultural Geography 3
Select two courses from the following: 6
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes  
Global Environmental Justice Movements  
Caribbean Identities  
Africa and African Diaspora  
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere in the program: 3
Queer Studies and Women of Color  
Introduction to Women's Studies3C 
Women of Color in the United States  
Feminist Theory  
ETST 3XX or ETST 4XX 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: Secondary 11
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional Relations 1
ETST 493Ethnic Studies Research Methods and Writing4C3
Select one course from the following: 3
Race Formation in the United States4A,4B 
Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.4A,4B 
Electives1 6
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120
 

               

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
During their sophomore year, students must apply for admission to the licensure program. This requires completion of at least 30 credits, a minimum 3.000 GPA, and passing a criminal background check. To continue in the major, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA.  Grades in all History, Social Studies and Education courses must be C or above. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
ETST 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)  3E3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Mathematics  1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)  3C 
General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C 
General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)  3C 
Select one course from the following:   3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500  3D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)  3D 
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective   2
AUCC 1B (Mathematics) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)  3C3
ETST 240Native American Cultural Experience (GT-AH2)  3B3
Select one course from the following:   3
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)  3E 
Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1)  3C 
Select two courses from the following:   6
African American History (GT-HI1)  3D 
Asian American History (GT-HI1)  3D 
Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1)  3E 
Native American History (GT-HI1)  3D 
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere in the program:   3
Queer Studies and Women of Color    
Introduction to Women's Studies  3C 
Women of Color in the United States    
Feminist Theory    
Select one course from the following:   3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)  3D 
Select one course from the following:   3
U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)  3D 
U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)  3D 
Select one course from the following:   3
American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)  3E 
Advanced Writing  23
EDUC 275 must be completed by the end of semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner   3
EDUC 465Methods and Materials in Social Studies   4
Select one course from the following not taken elsewhere in the program:   3
Queer Studies and Women of Color    
Introduction to Women's Studies  3C 
Women of Color in the United States    
Feminist Theory    
Select two courses from the following:   6
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes    
Global Environmental Justice Movements    
Caribbean Identities    
Africa and African Diaspora    
Admission to Teacher Licensure program and EDUC 340 must be completed by the end of semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment   2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management   3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I   1
GR 320Cultural Geography   3
ETST 3XX or ETST 4XX   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment   4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II   1
ETST 493Ethnic Studies Research Methods and WritingX 4C3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Race Formation in the United States  4A,4B 
Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.  4A,4B 
Elective   3
EDUC 450, EDUC 465, EDUC 486E must be completed by the end of semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: SecondaryX  11
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional RelationsX  1
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120