2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and History (7-12) [SST and HIS]

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This program allows students who major in history to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in history with 47-68 credit hours in additional course work and professional teacher preparation.

Career Potential

  • Teaching adolescence social studies
  • Professional schools such as law or social work
  • Public history (archival or museum work)
  • Business

United States 300 level or above (6 cr. hr.):

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, four credit hours

D. Professional Sequence: Senior year, 21 credit hours

The SST senior sequence is for seniors meeting all SST major and program requirements.  AED 301 should be taken the fall semester that precedes student teaching (AED 400, 401, and 402). 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. To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have been accepted into the adolescence education: social studies (7-12) 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

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

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 126

Example of the B.A. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (7-12) and History over four years

First Year

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • 2 GE courses
  • Foreign language
    or GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 18

  • HIS 300-400 level
  • Foreign language
  • 2 GE courses

Third Year

Fourth Year

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