Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social Studies with Teacher Certification (8-12)

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 B.S. in Social Studies for Teacher Certification (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


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