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(Archive) Secondary Education Social Studies (SESST)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000

Secondary Education Social Studies (SESST) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR CLEMMIE GILPIN, COORDINATOR, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Secondary Education: Social Studies major helps students prepare to meet the requirements to be certified for the Comprehensive Social Studies Instruction Level 1 Certificate as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Students are challenged to prepare for teaching positions in the American classroom that is undergoing profound social change as our schools begin to reflect the increasing diversity of cultural backgrounds of the larger society.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

Semester 1-4 completed at another location.

ELECTIVES: 14 credits
5 credits 100-200 level (Sem: 1-4)
9 credits 300-400 level (Sem: 5-8)


EDUC 313 (2), 314 (3), 315 (3), 415 (3), 435 (1), 395 (12) (Sem: 5-8)

2.5 GPA required for student teaching

A minimum of 30 credits is required in the social sciences. If a student has not successfully completed a course in each of the following subjects, s/he must complete such a course.

Breadth Courses
Select one of the following in each category or see adviser for approved substitution.
Economics: PUBPL 350 or 406 (Sem: 5-8)
Geography: GEOG 128 (Sem: 5-8)
Sociology: SOCIO 384, 430 440, 462, 463, 484, SOCIO 486, or 488 (Sem: 5-8)
Anthropology: AMSTD 340, 457, 469, 470, or BESC 333 (Sem: 5-8)
American Gov.: PUBPL 301, 408, 409, 420, or 421 (Sem: 5-8)
American History Colonial to Present: AFRAS 310, AMSTD 301, 400, 422, 451, 453, AMSTD 458 or 459 (Sem: 1-4)
Psychology: BESC 302, 370, 406, 412, 415, 421 or 425 (Sem: 5-8)
Social Psych: BESC 301, 410, OR SOCIO 372 (Sem: 5-8)
Minorities: AFRAS 412, BESC 464, PSYC 465 or PUBPL 410 (Sem: 5-8)
Non-West Stds: AFRAS 301, PUBPL 407 OR 412 (Sem: 5-8)

9 credits 100-200 level social science (Sem: 1-4)

CONCENTRATION: 12 to 18 credits
The student must select an area of concentration from the social sciences (AFRAS, BESC, CRIMJ, PSYC, PUBPL, SOCIO and selected AMSTD) or history (AFRAS, AMSTD, C HIS).

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 9/3/98



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