May 19, 2019
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.
For additional information:
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
II. Departmental Requirements: 62 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
3 PLS Courses from the Following List: 9 Hours
At least 1 must be at the 4000 level:
2 of the Following 3 Courses: 6 Hours
Cultural Diversity in the US: 3 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.
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.