Social Studies Teaching (5-12)
The social studies program is designed to prepare students to teach social studies in secondary schools. This challenging program draws upon faculty from nine areas (anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, gender and women’s studies, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) and works with the College of Education to promote effective teaching practice for future and in-service teachers.
A non-teaching major in social studies is also offered, and provides the student an opportunity to create a program to meet her or his personal academic needs.
|Social Studies Teaching BS Anthropology||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Social Studies Teaching BS Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Social Studies Teaching BS Geography||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Social Studies Teaching BS History||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Social Studies Teaching BS Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Social Studies Teaching BS Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||
|Social Studies Teaching BS Sociology||BS - Bachelor of Science||
Policies & Faculty
Admission to Major is granted by the program. Minimum university admission requirements are:
- a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
- a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).
Contact the social studies coordinator for application procedures.
Admission to the Social Studies Program. Students enrolling in SOST 450 must be admitted to the social studies program, a process in addition to admission to the major. Admission to the social studies (teaching) program is limited. Preference for admission to the program is given to students who have a 3.0 GPA and who have had significant global, multicultural, civic, and community service experience. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to prepare for admission to the social studies program.
GPA Policy. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses in the major.
P/N Grading Policy. No more than 12 credits may be taken P/N.
110 Armstrong Hall
Department of History - Social Studies Program
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Credits: 2Acquaints students majoring in social studies (teaching) with the social studies major and fundamental ideas that will help students integrate what they are learning in social sciences and history within the context of secondary social studies classroom.
Credits: 1-4Designed to provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to social studies. Fall, Spring
Credits: 4Organization and presentation of social studies in secondary schools. Preparation of units for teaching purposes, examination of materials useful to the social studies teacher. Application of national and state standards to teaching social studies. Prereq: Concurrently with KSP 420
Prerequisites: Concurrently with KSP 440
Credits: 1-6Designed to provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to social studies.
Credits: 1-6Designed to provide students the opportunity to integrate academic learning with professional practice.