2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024 
    May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024

Sociology - Social Studies Teacher Education, B.A.

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The Social Studies Education major must complete 128 semester hours of University courses. Included in the 128 semester hours are 41 hours in general education coursework, 33 hours in courses for the major, 9 hours in social studies support courses, and 45 hours in professional development, including 12 hours in the Teaching Internship. Students must be admitted to into the Teacher Education Program which requires an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a passing score on the PRAXIS I test as set by the State of Maryland.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Students must select one course in each of Disciplines A and B.

Curriculum Area III - Biological and Physical Sciences: Credits 7

Students must select two science courses and one science laboratory course from the following:

Curriculum Area IV – Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .

2Honors students should enroll in honors courses.

Major Requirements: Credits 33

Social Studies Support Courses: Credits 9

Students must complete the following three Social Science courses with a “C” average or better.

Curriculum Guide for Social Studies Teacher Education


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