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2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Social Science Studies

Social Science Teaching



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(BA)

Standard High School Certificate*

The Social Science Teaching Major is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to teach Social Studies subjects in Illinois secondary schools.  The major’s disciplinary curriculum consists of courses in the social sciences (economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology).   Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher in all courses which apply to the major and must maintain a major grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher to complete the program.  For students also wanting to be eligible to teach in the middle school, additional Middle Level Education courses are required. 

The Social Science Teaching Major comprises 

  1. 40 hours of general education
  2. 27-31 hours in the professional education core (Regular program: SED 2000, EDF 2555, SED 3330, EDP 3331, EDF 4450, SPE 3500, STG 4000, STG 4001; or Integrated program (ISEP): SED 2000, EDF 2555, SED 3000, SED 3100, SED 4000, STG 4001)  and
  3. 72-80 hours in major courses dependent upon the designation chosen (see courses listed below under “Required Major Courses” for each designation).

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the Teacher Certification Programs section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend.  Students must gain University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses no later than the end of their first semester Junior year in order to use this suggested plan.  Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all professional education courses and maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the education program.  Students must receive a “C” or better in all professional education and major courses, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and major GPA of 3.00, in order to be approved for student teaching.  Approval for student teaching requires that the minimum GPA be held at the beginning of the semester prior to the student teaching semester.

Students have two options for completing the professional education coursework – Regular Secondary Education Program and Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP).  For more information regarding these two options please consult with your advisor.  Information is also available in the Teacher Certification Programs section of this catalog.

Geography Designation


The Social Science Teaching major with a Geography designation comprises:

2 GEG Elective Courses


Total Semester Hours: 6

24-25 Hours in Additional General Education Courses


Footnotes:


(Major GPA based on all anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology and social science courses taken at EIU.)

Satisfactory completion of this designation requires:

  1. a grade of C or higher in each course that applies to the 72-80 semester hours of courses required, regardless of where taken;
  2. a major grade-point average of at least 3.00 and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 in all courses attempted at EIU;
  3. at least 45 semester hours of the requirements for the social science major must be in courses taken at EIU.

Students must complete all the professional coursework under either the Regular Secondary Education Program or the Alternative Secondary Education Program.

* GEG electives must be chosen from:  GEG 3600, 3750, 3800

Political Science Designation


The Social Science Teaching major with a Political Science designation comprises:

28 Hours in Additional General Education Courses


Footnotes:


(Major GPA based on all anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology and social science courses taken at EIU.)

Satisfactory completion of this designation requires:

  1. a grade of C or higher in each course that applies to the 72-80 semester hours of courses required, regardless of where taken;
  2. a major grade-point average of at least 3.0 and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 in all courses attempted at EIU;
  3. at least 45 semester hours of the requirements for the social science major must be in courses taken at EIU.

Students must complete all the professional coursework under either the Regular Secondary Education Program or the Alternative Secondary Education Program.

Psychology Designation


The Social Science Teaching major with a Psychology designation comprises:

28 Hours in Additional General Education Courses


Footnotes:


(Major GPA based on all anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology and social science courses taken at EIU.)

Satisfactory completion of this designation requires:

  1. a grade of C or higher in each course that applies to the 72-80 semester hours of courses required, regardless of where taken;
  2. a major grade-point average of at least 3.0 and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 in all courses attempted at EIU;
  3. at least 45 semester hours of the requirements for the social science major must be in courses taken at EIU.

Students must complete all the professional coursework under either the Regular Secondary Education Program or the Alternative Secondary Education Program.

Sociology-Anthropology Designation


Students are advised that opportunities for teaching sociology/anthropology at the secondary level are limited.

The Social Science Teaching major with a Sociology/Anthropology designation comprises:

28 Hours in Additional General Education Courses


Footnotes:


(Major GPA based on all anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology and social science courses taken at EIU.)

Satisfactory completion of this designation requires:

  1. a grade of C or higher in each course that applies to the 72-80 semester hours of courses required, regardless of where taken;
  2. a major grade-point average of at least 3.0 and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 in all courses attempted at EIU;
  3. at least 45 semester hours of the requirements for the social science major must be in courses taken at EIU.

Students must complete all the professional coursework under either the Regular Secondary Education Program or the Alternative Secondary Education Program.

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