Course Descriptions


HIS 302
Social Studies for Elementary Teachers
3 credits

This course will provide information that will help future elementary teachers to learn all the content that an elementary teacher will be required to teach between the grades of kindergarten through grade 6.The content for this course is broken up into 4 major sections: History (classical civilizations, European, and American);  Government and Citizenship; Human and Physical Geography; and Economics.  A secondary objective of this course is to prepare students to be successful when they attempt ETS 7815 – Elementary Education: Social Studies – Content Knowledge for Teachers Praxis Exam – which is one of the four assessments required by the State of Delaware in order to achieve a teaching license. Students in this course will also learn test taking strategies to help them take and pass this exam. 

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ENG 121 (with a grade of a ''C'' or higher), EDU 102, and EDU 203.