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Admissions and Program Requirements - Undergraduate Initial Certificate Program

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Admissions and Program Requirements - Undergraduate Initial Certificate Program

Admissions


1) Complete an application for the secondary social studies program. An application can be obtained in the North Academic Center, Room 3/223.

2) Obtain a GPA of 2.7 or better and complete 60 credits, including core courses in English composition, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, humanities.

3) Complete 21 credits in History with a 3.0 average in these classes.

4) Pass the School of Education Admissions Test (S.E.A.T.).  Sign up in the North Academic Center, Room 3/223.

5) Obtain 3 letters of recommendation: 2 letters must be from history professors. You can submit letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, with the recommenders’ signatures written across the seals, or you can invite the recommenders to submit their letters directly to the program director.

6) Attend an interview and complete an onsite essay. A faculty member will contact you to schedule these events. 

 

Program Requirements


Education Course Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

EDUC 20500

Adolescent Learning and Development

3

EDSE 32500

Issues for Secondary School Teachers

2

SPED 32000

Introduction to Inclusive Education

3

EDSE 41200

Reading and Writing Instruction

3

EDSE 44200
(Fall only)

Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies

4

EDSE 45102
(Spring only)

Development of the Secondary School: Philosophy, Urban Issues, and Curriculum Development in Secondary School Social Studies

4

EDSE 46300

Student Teaching

4

EDUC 41900

Child Abuse & Health Seminar

0

EDSE 46301

Seminar in Student Teaching in Secondary Schools

2

Total Credits

25

Prior to admission, undergraduates can take EDUC 20500 and 32500. Any student completing additional education courses prior to formal admission into the program may find themselves taking courses that will not be applicable to their program.  Also, candidates must apply for EDSE 46300 and EDSE 46301. Check the deadlines in the Office of Field Experiences the semester before you aim to student teach.  

 

 

History Requirements

Course Title

Credits for
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

All students must take two courses in American History

6

All students must take two courses in European History

6

All students must take one course in two of the following areas: Asian History; African History; Latin American History

6

History Concentration: 5 courses in one area

15

One Upper Division Course in Economics or Political Science

3

Total Credits

36

Additional coursework in economics, political science, geography, anthropology, and sociology is strongly recommended.

 

Certification Requirements

Name

Completion Timeline

CST or EAS

Candidates must pass one of the exams (CST or EAS) upon applying for Student Teaching.  It is recommended that candidates take both exams before Student Teaching. 

edTPA

Complete while Student Teaching

DASA

Complete while Student Teaching

TEACH

Register before graduation