Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics Major, B.A. with Secondary Social Studies Teacher Licensure Concentration


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Department of Economics  

College of Business  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

About the Program


The Economics Major with a Concentration in Secondary Social Studies Licensure is designed for those students who plan to teach Social Studies in Colorado.  The program includes an Economics Major, a Social Studies focus, and Secondary Education courses required by the Colorado Department of Education for licensure.

Students interested in an Economics Major only should search the MSU Denver catalog separately for that degree option.

Student Outcomes


Economics Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply tools of microeconomic analysis to explain microeconomic relationships and phenomena.
  • Apply tools of macroeconomic analysis to explain macroeconomic and monetary relationships and phenomena.
  • Apply tools of statistical analysis to explain economic relationships and phenomena.
  • Demonstrate mastery of pedagogical strategies in Social Studies for secondary school teaching.
  • Connect Literacy and Math-Utilize literacy, including Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD), strategies as well as mathematics when teaching Social Studies.
  • Create Inclusive Teaching Environment-Create a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment that facilitates Social Studies learning for diverse populations, including CLD students.
  • Plan and deliver effective instruction in History, Civics, and Geography.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as a teacher candidate through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of first and second language acquisition and teaching strategies for CLD students.

Secondary Social Studies Licensure Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate mastery of pedagogical strategies in Social Studies for secondary school teaching.
  • Connect Literacy and Math-Utilize literacy, including Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD), strategies as well as mathematics when teaching Social Studies.
  • Create Inclusive Teaching Environment-Create a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment that facilitates Social Studies learning for diverse populations, including CLD students.
  • Plan and deliver effective instruction in History, Civics, and Geography.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as a teacher candidate through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of first and second language acquisition and teaching strategies for CLD students.

General Degree Requirements


To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements


  • A total of 123 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • A minor is not required for this program.

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits


Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  

Courses recommended below will satisfy both General Studies and additional degree requirements below.

 

** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Multicultural Requirement: 0 or 3 credits


Economics Major Electives: 15 credits


  • Credits: 3
  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor Credits: 3
  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor Credits: 3
  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor Credits: 3
  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor Credits: 3

Required Math Courses: 8 credits


Additional Content Courses for Secondary Social Studies Licensure: 27 credits


All students must complete nine Social Science courses for this concentration. Note that twelve credits below can also satisfy General Studies requirements in these categories: Historical (3 credits); Natural and Physical Sciences (3 credits); Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits).

Senior Experience: 12 credits


Student Teaching offers an essential conclusion to this degree program. Typically, students should complete 12 credits of EDS 4290 in their final semester.

Summary of Requirements


General Studies Requirements 33 credits
Multicultural Requirement 0-3 credits
Economics Major Core 15 credits
Economics Major Electives 15 credits
Required Math Courses 8 credits
Additional Content Courses Secondary Social Studies Licensure 27 credits
Foundation and Strategies for Secondary Teaching Courses 28 credits
Senior Experience 12 credits
Total for the Economics Major, B.A. with Secondary Social Studies Teacher Licensure Concentration Minimum of 123 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and Multicultural requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.

Up to 15 of the 33 General Studies credits in this program may be fulfilled through requirements for the degree.

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