This broadfield major comprises at least 54 semester credits of content-area course work, with a concentration in history and political science, and additional course work in economics, geography, psychology, and/or sociology. Since the major and the minor are combined in this program, a teaching minor is not required for licensure.
I. Major Program Requirements
Twenty-four credits of History, including:
Eighteen credits of Political Science, including:
Twelve credits in one of the following areas:
Economics, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology
Courses in Professional Education Program Requirements may also
count toward partially meeting the 12-credit requirement in
Economics, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology.
II. Professional Education Program Requirements for Social Studies Major
United States and contemporary world cultures course(s)
III. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching
Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.
Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.
1. Students interested in Social Studies for Secondary Education should also consider the History and Political Science for Secondary Education or History, Political Science, and Social Studies for Secondary Education.
2. All Social Studies for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade oint average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.