2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Social Studies - Education (Grades 7 to 12), Teaching Certification

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  • Michael Cary, D.A.
  • Daniel Casebeer, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Harris, Ph.D.
  • James Paharik, Ph.D.
  • Robin Rohrer, Ph.D.
  • Tricia Shelton, Ed.D.
  • John Spurlock, Ph.D.
  • Melissa Tamburrino, Ed.D.


For teaching certification requirements and learning objectives go to ”Education -Teaching Certification ”.

Learning Objectives: Social Studies Teaching Certification

  1. Discuss and explain the basic terminology and concepts in history, sociology, political science, geography, and economics.
  2. Use general concepts such as class, gender, and ethnicity to analyze and explain developments in human life in diverse times and places.
  3. Use a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to diverse student populations.

Students who wish to obtain a Bachelor’s degree will fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts Curriculum, the capstone assessment requirement, and the courses required for an academic major of the student’s choice (history is recommended), plus the following courses. Students who have a Bachelor’s degree need to take the following courses only. This teaching certificate program prepares the student for a teaching certificate for grades 7 through 12.

Social Studies - Education Curriculum

Total Credits: 104

Special Education Endorsement

For students who wish to receive Special Education Endorsement in Secondary Education, the additional required courses are:

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