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Thinking about being a social studies teacher one day? Would you like to introduce students to new cultures? Give them history lessons? Teach them about government? Then our social studies education major might be just right for you.
As a social studies education major, you take all the necessary education and social studies-related courses to prepare you to lead your own classroom. But, it won't be all classroom work. You'll also get a chance to student teach in a middle school or high school class.
When you graduate, you'll be prepared to earn your teacher certification. Most of the students in our program seek teacher certification in Pennsylvania or New York.
What can you do with a degree in Social Studies Education. Suggested 4-year plan of study.
"The education program at Pitt-Bradford is synonymous with accomplishment.'' -- Heather Snider, who earned her degree in Social Studies Education 7-12 in 2011
Course Requirements in the Major
All social studies education majors must complete the following core content courses
Two courses from the following list: (6 cr)
Collateral Areas - 24 credits with at least one course in each area
Total Credits for Major: 124
You need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 60 credits. Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate PAPA Modules, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course. Three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement are part of the application process. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification but the program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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