Social Studies for Teachers Grades 8-12 (BS)

Admission Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EACH, EDUC, READ or SPED courses, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Admission requirements are:

  1. Have health and physical clearance from the university doctor or nurse;
  2. Complete 60 or more approved hours;
  3. Have approval by the dean of students;
  4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70;
  5. Successfully pass all sections of the TASP with a score of 260 or higher on the reading section;
  6. Complete a test on critical thinking skills with a satisfactory score;
  7. Complete and submit an application for admission to the Teacher Education Admissions Committee;
  8. Have a grade of C or above in 9 hours of English;
  9. Submit satisfactory recommendations from 3 faculty members;
  10. Complete an interview with the Teacher Education Admissions Committee;
  11. Receive approval of the Teacher Education Admissions Committee.

Departmental requirements for the BS social studies for teachers (8-12) are as follows:

  1. History, 18 hours: HIST 117, 118, 404 or 405, 472 or 474, 480, 496.
  2. Geography, 6 hours: GEOG 235, 254.
  3. Economics, 3 hours: ECON 261.
  4. Political Science, 15 hours: POLS 226, 381, 384 or 432, 483, 491 or 492.
  5. English, 3 hours (must continue the sequence chosen for the University Core): ENGL 222, 232 or 263.

Teacher Certification Requirements

To be certified to teach, students must complete the following additional courses and requirements:

  1. Technology, 3 hours: TECH 210.
  2. Reading, 3 hours: READ 322.
  3. Professional education, 18 hours: EDUC 211, 321, 412, 432, 499.
  4. Special education, 3 hours: Special education course.
  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.