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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History, Government and Social Studies Education, Secondary Education B.A. (Grades 6-12)

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In addition to general education components (33 hours), professional education and specialized content course components are required.

Prospective secondary teachers should secure a “teaching major” in the subject field of concentration. “Teaching majors” are not necessarily the same as usual major field concentrations. Therefore, it is imperative for the student to follow the particular patterns outlined on the Program Outline Sheet available from the University Registrar’s Office or the Chair of the Division of Education.

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each required course applied to the major.

All Education students must meet the following Division of Education academic standards:

  • Achieve and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 with an ACT of 21+ or a GPA of 3.0 with a lower ACT or no ACT if transferring. Cumulative GPA includes all post-secondary coursework, as well as dual-credit high school courses.
  • Achieve and maintain a Professional Education GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C in a professional education course.
  • Achieve and maintain a 2.75 GPA in content area courses for secondary and PreK-12 majors. A 2.75 GPA in major field courses and supporting requirements is needed for elementary majors.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Art


The Teacher Education Unit at Friends University is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, phone: (202) 223-0077. This accreditation includes the undergraduate and graduate levels of professional education programs offered at the institution. 

Professional Education Requirements - BS/BA Degrees (Grades 6-12): 35 credit hours

35 credit hours includes Area of Specialization courses in all Bachelor of Science/Arts (Grades 6-12) Education programs.

History, Government & Social Studies Teaching Field Requirements: 54 credit hours

Choose twelve credit hours from the following:

Total Major Requirements: 91 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 124 credit hours

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