Sep 29, 2023
This program in the Geography Department allows students who major in geography to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in geography with 57-63 credit hours in additional course work and professional teacher preparation.
- Junior high and high school teacher
- Teaching adolescence social studies
- Professional schools such as law or social work
- Government and non-profit agencies and organizations
A. Requirements for the Geography major
(See Geography major)
B. Professional Preparation: 57-63 credit hours
(Including additional social science courses)
- Select one course from GE-12: Science, Technology, Values and Society (3 cr. hr.)
Select three credit hours in economics from either:
Select six credit hours in geography:
also select an additional geography course from the following:
Select fifteen credit hours in history from the following:
and take three additional credit hours of history at the 300 level and above.
Select three credit hours from:
Select an additional three credit hours from:
Note : Transfer students with credit for PSY 232 or PSY 332 will be waived from the PSY 101 requirement
C. Professional Sequence: Junior year, seven credit hours
D. Professional Sequence: Senior year, 21 credit hours
To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have been accepted into adolescence education: social studies (7-12) as a major by the beginning of the second semester of the junior year and must have senior status, at or near 90 credit hours, with 24 credit hours in the academic social science major, which must be officially declared. A student must also have an overall grade point average of 2.5, a grade point average of 2.7 in the academic social science major, and a C or better in AED 300. No student who receives a grade below a C- in any introductory course in the academic social science major will be allowed to enter student teaching until the course has been retaken and a higher grade earned.
Student teaching is a capstone experience. Students who cannot graduate by the December following student teaching may not register for the AED 400, 401, 402 sequence.
Spring semester only. No other courses may be taken during the student teaching semester.
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 126