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Wright State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Social Science Education, BA


Program Description:

Students intending to teach secondary-level social studies in the Ohio public school system must first earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in social science education, a multi-disciplinary major including work in all social science disciplines. Graduates of the undergraduate program will then need to satisfy requirements of the Professional Educators Program through coursework for the Master of Education degree in the College of Education and Human Services. Upon completion of the academic content and professional teaching requirements, students are eligible to seek licensure as integrated social studies teachers from the Ohio Department of Education.

Admission to the Professional Educators Program includes a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and C or better grades in all undergraduate content courses, among other requirements. Throughout the undergraduate program, students should consult regularly with an advisor to ensure they are meeting requirements and standards necessary for admission to the Professional Educators Program.

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Required:

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

5 HST Courses at the 3000 or 4000 Level: 15 Hours


No more than 2 from any one area (US, European, non-Western);

At least 1 non-Western course

Political Science Courses: 15 Credit Hours


2 of the Following 3 Courses: 6 Hours


III. Related Requirements


IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours


Foreign Language: 12 Hours


Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language:
Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.

Methods of Inquiry


V. Electives: 2 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.