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 2.5 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.
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