University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    Apr 12, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2020-2021

PackTeach Secondary Education (Social Studies) and Journalism, B.A./B.A. in Ed.

Students who complete this Dual Degree Program will earn two degrees: The Bachelor of Arts in Education/Secondary Social Studies Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. This program provides students with a broad background in journalism and includes all coursework required to apply for a license to teach journalism in Nevada.  This also prepares students who successfully complete this program to teach secondary social studies. 

Contact Information

College of Education Student Advising Center,
WRB 2005
(775) 784-4298 or 

Reynolds School of Journalism (RSJ) 
Journalism, Room 301
(775) 784-6531

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreements  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements (Secondary Education)

To apply for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education program, students must have completed at least 30 credits of college coursework with a grade point average of no less than 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) and have completed EDU 202 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” (not “C-“) or better. The 30 credits must include core requirements in English, math, and the sciences (CO1-4). In addition, applicants must have passed all three parts of the Praxis Core Academic Skills test or passed all parts of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST). The application for full admission can be found on the College of Education website.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120 
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.75 
  • University GPA | 2.0 
  • Major GPA | 2.75 
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR 
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR 
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units 
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (28 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (7 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these requirements may be satisfied by courses in the major requirements. Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Context - CO11

D. Ethics - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

III. Major Requirements (89 units)

IV. Foreign Language Requirement (8 units)

  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • Foreign Language 112 (4 units)

V. Minor Requirement (0 units)

VI. Electives (0 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

Fall Semester (16 units)

Spring Semester (16-17 units)

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (12 units)