Integrated Social Studies Education- Bachelor of Science in Education

The Integrated Social Studies Education major leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Approved by the Ohio Department of Education, this program prepares graduates to teach students in grades 7-12 in the areas of Social Studies. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Miami Plan, students take courses in Social Studies and Educational Psychology. During their study, students observe and participate in urban and suburban/rural classrooms, culminating in a 15-week, full-time student teaching experience in which they work closely with mentor teachers in high schools or middle schools, eventually assuming instructional responsibilities for all classes.

Program Requirements

(55 credit hours of social studies content coursework)

Required Courses
ECO 201
ECO 202
Principles of Microeconomics
and Principles of Macroeconomics
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
GEO 121Earth's Physical Environment4
HST 111
HST 112
Survey of American History to 1877
and Survey of American History: From 1877 to the Present
POL 201Political Thinking3
POL 241American Political System3
Select one of the following:3
What Does It Mean To Be Human?
Global Cultural Diversity
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Social Relations in the U.S.
Sociology in a Global Context
Select one of POL 221-POL 4993
Select the following sequence:6
World History to 1500
and World History Since 1500
Select four courses in history, 200-499, one of which must be non-western, including the following:12
Modern Latin American History
African-American History
Africa to 1884
The Making of Modern Africa
Introduction to Islamic History
Latin America in the United States
Revolution in Latin America
Eurasian Nomads and History
Modern Chinese History
Modern Japanese History
Native American History to 1840
Native American History since 1840
Select one of the following Philosophy courses:3-4
Ancient Philosophy
Society and the Individual
Theories of Human Nature
Introduction to Ethics
Science and Culture
What is Art?
Writing Philosophy
Informal Logic
Modern Philosophy
Ethical Theory
Contemporary Moral Problems
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Feminist Theory
Undergraduate education course requirements:
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
TCE 191Threshold Concepts of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry3
Take the following three courses concurrently fall semester of cohort year (typically junior year).
EDP 301AAssessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings3
TCE 433Adolescent Social Studies Methods I3
TCE 454TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theory & Practice3
Select all of the following concurrently, spring semester of cohort year (typically junior year):
TCE 421AClassroom Cultures, Community, and Climate3
TCE 434Adolescent Social Studies Methods II3
TCE 446AIntegrating Literacy Across the Content Areas3
Supervised teaching semester:
TCE 419ATeaching Internship- Adolescent15
Total Credit Hours97-98