2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 02, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science Education, BA

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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: 39 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: 7 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


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: 1 Hour

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.

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