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Secondary Education Social Studies - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Secondary Education Social Studies - ARCHIVE

Capital College (SESST)

PROFESSOR CLEMMIE GILPIN, Program Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Secondary Education Social Studies major prepares students to meet the requirements to be certified for either the Citizenship Education or Social Science Instructional I Certificate as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students may select the Citizenship Education option that prepares students to teach history, government, economics, and geography, or the Social Science option that prepares students to teach psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

Students are challenged to prepare for teaching assignments at the middle and high school level, and in diverse settings characterized as rural, urban, and suburban. The art and science of teaching in secondary schools is undergoing significant transformation as new technologies, time allocation for instruction, and new instructional strategies are impacting the delivery of social studies instruction.

For a B.SOSC. degree in Secondary Education Social Studies, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Secondary Education Social Studies major requires the students to meet or exceed the state's minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must complete, with a grade of "C" or better, six (6) credits of college-level mathematics (MATH or STAT prefix), three (3) credits of college-level English literature, and three (3) credits of college-level composition. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Selective Retention:
Prior to the end of the first semester as Secondary Education Social Studies majors at Penn State Harrisburg, students will be required to submit their scores for the Praxis I examinations in reading, writing, and mathematics. Retention in the major is contingent on the student's maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrating proficiency in written and spoken communications, receiving the recommendation of the faculty, and fulfilling all core course requirements.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 90 credits
(This include 21 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GH courses, 3 credits of GN courses, 6 credits of GS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses.)
(At least 15 credits must be at the 400 level.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 57 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (48 credits)[1]
BI SC 003 GN(3), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), HIST 001 GH(3), HIST 020 GH(3), HIST 021 GH(3), PSY 002 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
EDUC 313(2), EDUC 314(3), EDUC 315 GI(3), EDUC 415(3), EDUC 435(1), EDUC 490(12) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following:
MATH 017 GQ(3), MATH 018 GQ(3), MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 026 GQ(3), MATH 030 GQ(3), MATH 035 GQ(3), MATH 036 GQ(3), MATH 040 GQ(5), MATH 200 GQ(3) or MATH 220 GQ(2), STAT 100 GQ(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of literature courses from approved department list (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33 credits

CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
C HIS 320(3), GEOG 040 GS;GI(3), GEOG 128 GS;GI(3), HIST 012 GH(3), PL SC 001 GS(3), PUBPL 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 3 credits of American studies from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of history from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of anthropology from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of minority studies from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of psychology from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)

SOCIAL SCIENCE OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
ANTH 001 GS;GI(3), ANTH 045 GS;GI(3), SOC 005 GS(3), SOCIO 372(3), SOCIO 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 3 credits from PSYC 403(3), PSYC 405(3), PSYC 406(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from PSYC 402(3), PSYC 415(3), PSYC 482(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from PSYC 424(3), PSYC 425(3), PSYC 427(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 3 credits of history from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of minority studies from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of non-Western studies from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-06-064

Review Date: 4/13/04

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