The Bachelor of Science in Education of history program at Missouri State is a fully accredited program. Outlined below is a complete listing of how the American history courses offered through the department of history at Missouri State fulfill the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education-National Council for the Social Studies standards (NCATE-NCSS) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) conceptual frameworks.
For more information about social studies standards, view the documents and website listed below:
Note: M=MOSTEP; CF = Conceptual Framework; SA = Specialty Area; NCSS= National Council for the Social Studies
NCATE-NCSS/DESE/CF Standards for History 121 and 122
The syllabi for History 121 and 122 demonstrate history competencies across all objectives, including:
- MOSTEP 188.8.131.52: knowledge of the discipline applicable to the certification area(s) as defined by Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri
- CF 2: subject matter: knowledge of subject matter discipline content and the ability to integrate content with pedagogy appropriate to the candidate’s field of study
- Social studies as a field of study (1997 SSC: 1.1-2; NCSS: themes 1.1 through 1.10; Discipline-Specific Standards 2.1-2.5; PRAXIS II: 0081: no overt alignment; Mo 9-12 SS GLE no overt alignment)
- SA 1.1: the definitions and purposes of social studies (including history, geography, economics, political science, anthropology, psychology and sociology)
- SA 1.2 b: the themes and concepts drawn from social studies: time, continuity and change
These courses address the following accreditation requirements:
- M- 184.108.40.206 (detailed above)
- SA- 1.1 (detailed above)
- 3: continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world (1997 SSC: 3.1-5; NCSS: 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.7, 2.1.1, 2.1.2; SS2; PRAXIS II: 0081: I, II; Mo 9-12 SS GLE 2)
- 3.1: key historical concepts, including time, chronology, cause and effect, change, conflict and point of view.
- 3.4: the link between human decisions and consequences.
- 3.5: current and historical examples of the interaction and interdependence of science, technology and society in a variety of cultural settings.
- 7: relationships of individuals and groups to institutions and cultural traditions (1997 SSC: 7.1-5; NCSS: 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.4 .1, 1.4.2, 1.4 .3, 1.4 .4, 1.4.5, 1.4 .6, 1.4 .7, 1.4.8, 1.4 .9, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.5.5, 1.5.6, 1.5.7, 1.8.1, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.8.5, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4, 2.5.5, 2.5.6, 2.5.7, 2.5.8, 2.5.9; SS6; PRAXIS II: 0081: VI; Mo 9-12 SS GLE 6)
- 7.2: how to recognize and use cultural universals to analyze one’s own and other’s cultures
- 7.4: interactions among diverse individuals, groups, institutions and cultures
- 8: social science tools and inquiry (1997 SSC: 8.1-5; NCSS: 1.5.8 (and others), 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.2.17, 2.2.16, 2.5.12, 2.5.11, 2.5.10; G 1 and 2; SS7; PRAXIS II: 0081: no overt alignment; Mo 9-12 SS GLE 7)
- 8.4: how to interpret, classify, analyze and evaluate data
- CF- 2: subject matter: knowledge of subject matter discipline content and the ability to integrate content with pedagogy appropriate to the candidate’s field of study.
- CF- 4: reflective skills: communication skills, critical and creative thinking abilities and other skills crucial to reflective decision-making.
- CF- 9: diversity: the ability to skillfully facilitate and promote the learning of all students, including those from diverse cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.
- NCSS- 1: culture: programs include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity
- NCSS- 2: time, continuity and change: programs include experiences that provide for the study of the past and its legacy
- NCSS- 5: individuals, groups and institutions: programs include experiences that provide for the study of interactions among individuals, groups and institutions
- NCSS- 6: power, authority and governance: programs include experiences that provide for the study of how people create, interact with and change structures of power, authority and governance
- NCSS- 8: science, technology and society: programs include experiences that provide for the study of relationships among science, technology and society
- NCSS- 9: global connections: programs include experiences that provide for the study of global connections and interdependence.