College or School: 
College of Liberal Arts
Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
Program Type: 
Bachelor
Level: 
Undergraduate
Campus: 
Dayton
Four Year Graduation Plan: 
Three Year Degree Plan: 
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.

Program Requirements: 

 

  Hours
I. Wright State Core 38
Element 1: Communication 6
Element 2: Mathematics 3
Element 3: Global Traditions 6
Element 4: Arts and Humanities 3

Element 5: Social Sciences

Required: PSY 1010, EC 2040

6
Element 6: Natural Sciences 8

Additional Core Courses

Required: EC 2050

6
   
II. Departmental Requirements 65
ED courses 11
HST 2110, 2120 6

5 HST courses at the 3000 or 4000 level;

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

at least 1 non-Western course

15
PLS 2120, 2220 6

3 PLS courses from the following list;

at least 1 must be at the 4000 level: PLS 3310, 3350, 3420, 3430,

4260, 4300, 4400, 4610, 4630, 4650 4860

9
2 of the following 3 courses: GEO 2100, 2200, 3600 6
PSY 3510 3
SOC 2200 3
Any 3000 or 4000 Sociology elective 3

Cultural Diversity in the US

Choose 1: SOC 4600, SOC 4630, WMS 2000, HST 3600, HST 3700,

AFS 3000, AFS 4020, AFS 4030, PLS 3750, PLS 4074, ATH 3100

3
   
III. Related Requirements  
   
IV. College Requirements 18

Foreign Language

Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language:

Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Russian, Italian,

Japanese, American Sign Language or other.

12
Methods of Inquiry  

Quantitative Methods

One Course from:

COM 4490, MUS 4140, PLS 2100, SW 2910, SOC 3400,

URS 4980, SOC 3410, MS 2040

3

Qualitative Methods

One Course from:

PHL 2150, PHL 2230, PHL 3230, PHL 4710, PHL 4720

3
   
V. Electives 3
   
Total 124

 

Faculty: 

Director Dr. Noeleen Mcllvenna