B.A. in SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
In order to accommodate new state licensure requirements, the College of Liberal Arts has developed this interdisciplinary degree program for prospective high school teachers. The program replaces the current History Education and Social Studies Comprehensive majors in the College of Education and Human Services. This undergraduate program prepares students to enter the new Professional Educators Program (PEP) M.Ed. in the College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of both this BA in Social Science Education and the PEP graduate degree are eligible to apply for a teaching license in Integrated Social Science.
The program meets all content knowledge and skill development requirements of Social Studies: Ohio's Model Competency-Based Program, offering required course work from History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, and Education.
192-204 total hours includes General Education, Liberal Arts language and research methods, 95 hours in major content
courses from the six participating social science departments, and 15 hours in Education.
To enter this undergraduate major students must fulfill the minimum requirements for the College of Liberal Arts: a 2.0 gpa with at least 24 hours completed including ENG 101 and 102 (C or better grades in both), HST 101, and two other GE courses.
Completion of this B.A. in Social Science Education provides the curricular prerequisites for--but does not guarantee admission to--the PEP M.Ed. program.
No required course in the program has a prerequisite course that is not also required in the program.
Because this major replaces existing programs in Liberal Arts and in Education and Human Services, no new resources are needed.
The Liberal Arts Dean's Office will coordinate administrative and advising functions, and a program committee made of faculty from the participating departments and from the College of Education and Human Services will provide curricular oversight.