2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Political Science (7-12) [SST and POL]

This program in the Political Science Department  allows students who major in political science to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in political science with 60-63 credit hours in additional course work and professional teacher preparation.

Career Potential

  • Teaching adolescence social studies
  • Professional schools such as law or social work
  • Business
  • Government and non-profit agencies and organizations

A. Requirements for the Political Science major: 36 credit hours

Refer to the requirements for the Political Science major.

B. Professional Preparation: 60-63 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:

Select fifteen credit hours in history from the following:

and take three additional credit hours of history at the 300 level and above.

Select an additional three credit hours from:

Select two:

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 the 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.

Student Teaching:

Spring semester only. No other courses may be taken during the student teaching semester.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 126