Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Degrees and Areas of

Student Organizations
African and African
  American Studies

Art and Art History
Criminal Justice
English Language and

International Studies
Liberal Studies
Modern Languages
Political Science
Selected Studies
Social Science

Social Work
Sociology and

Theatre, Dance and
  Motion Pictures

Urban Affairs and

Women’s Studies

Social Science Education

Director Carol Engelhardt Herringer

Students intending to teach secondary-level social studies in the Ohio public school system must first earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in social science education, a multi-disciplinary major including work in all social science disciplines. Graduates of the undergraduate program will then need to satisfy requirements of the Professional Educators Program through coursework for the Master of Education degree in the College of Education and Human Services. Upon completion of the academic content and professional teaching requirements, students are eligible to seek licensure as integrated social studies teachers from the Ohio Department of Education.

Admission to the Professional Educators Program includes a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 and C or better grades in all undergraduate content courses, among other requirements. Throughout the undergraduate program, students should consult regularly with an advisor to ensure they are meeting requirements and standards necessary for admission to the Professional Educators Program.

Degree Requirements-Social Science Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree
See General Education R:equirements
General Education Requirements 52

Required Courses:
Area III: EC 204 and 205
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
Pre-Education Courses 16

ED 221, 223, 301, 303, EDS 333
Major Content Courses 100

HST 211, 212 8
American history (300/400 level) 8
European history (300/400 level) 4
Non-Western history (300/400 level) 8
History electives (300/400 level) 8
GEO 201, 202, 203, 343 (any three courses) 12
PLS 212, 222 8
Political science electives (four courses) 16
    Choose from PLS 323, 331, 342, 343, 351, 440  
SOC 201 4
Sociology elective (300/400 level) 4
PSY 110, 351 8
EC 204, 205 8
Cultural diversity course 4
Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirement 24-32

Electives 0

Total (minimum requirement) 192-200

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