May 21, 2022  
2010-2011 General Catalog 
2010-2011 General Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: To search archives, use search box above. See current catalog at

Social Studies Composite Teaching, BA

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs Listed Alphabetically

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of American Sign Language IV (COMD 4920 ) and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Deafness (COMD 4780 ), and by passing an exit interview.
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Composite Teaching Major

Students who are accepted in good standing by the University and who have a minimum total GPA of 2.75 may be admitted to the Social Studies Composite Teaching Major. In order to graduate with the Social Studies Composite Teaching degree, students must (1) maintain a minimum 2.75 total GPA, (2) earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the major, (3) complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), and (4) meet all requirements for the Secondary Teacher License (see below).

For the bachelor’s degree, students must complete: (1) University Studies requirements, (2) courses required for the Social Studies Composite Teaching Major (see list below), (3) The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), and (4) electives. Students must complete each course in the Social Studies Composite Teaching Major with a minimum grade of C. Upon completing all requirements for graduation, students are eligible for a secondary teaching license from the Utah State Office of Education (grades 6-12). Students with the Social Studies Composite Teaching Major graduate from the School of TEAL. Courses in the Social Studies Composite Teaching Major are provided by various departments. Students should check regularly with these departments and the Secondary Education advisor for changes and substitutions.

Students must complete a total of 61 credits selected from various social science courses listed below. The number of credits and course choices are listed after the area in which they must be completed.

A. History (30 credits)

The History requirement is met by completing the History Teaching Minor , plus additional courses approved by the student’s advisor. Requirements for the History Teaching Minor can be found by clicking on the History link at:


Students who complete GEOG 4220 , International Regional Geography, in addition to the other Geography courses listed above, qualify to receive a Geography Teaching Minor.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs Listed Alphabetically