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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Social Studies (9-12) Education, B.S.


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Educational Outcomes

  1. Graduates in Social Studies Education will demonstrate mastery of social studies content knowledge.
  2. Graduates in Social Studies Education will demonstrate the skills of research, critical reading, analytical writing, and historical interpretation.
  3. Graduates in Social Studies Education will be able to plan and deliver instruction that demonstrates appropriate use of pedagogical skills, and appropriate integration of technology.
  4. Graduates in Social Studies Education will demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze data from formative and summative assessment to support learning for all students.
  5. Graduates in Social Studies Education will demonstrate leadership in the classroom, in the school, and in the teaching profession.

GPA 2.90

Admission Policies and Requirements

Admission to Teacher Education

Following the successful completion of the University’s General Education requirements and obtaining a passing score on the PRAXIS* Core Academic Skills Examination, students must submit a formal application to the Dean of the School of Education and satisfy the following admission requirements:

  1. GPA of 2.90 or better on all University work completed to date.
  2. Complete required criminal background check.**
  3. Obtain written recommendation from major advisor and one additional faculty member.
  4. Write an essay on the topic, “What Makes an Effective Teacher.”
  5. Completed education disposition assessment by advisor.
  6. Completed education disposition assessment by student.
  7. Successful interview with the Unit Admissions Committee.
  8. Achieve a grade of C or better in ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and COMM 101 or COMM 201, and EDUC 201 - Introduction to Teaching.
  9. Join TaskStream and maintain membership.

* Students with a total SAT score of 1100 (reading and math) or better or a composite ACT score of 24 or better are exempt from PRAXIS* Core Academic Skills Examination​ requirements.

The members of the Unit Admissions Committee render the final admission decision.

Admission to Student Teaching

Before being permitted to register for EDUC 480 - Directed Student Teaching , students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Achieve an overall GPA of 2.90 or better and receive a “C” or better on all specialty/content and professional studies courses.
  2. Complete all courses and requirements in the Department of Teacher Education except those identified as part of student teaching on the checklist of courses required for graduation.
  3. Complete all academic courses in the major discipline deemed essential for successful student teaching (refer to University catalog or www.chowan.edu).
  4. Complete required criminal background check.
  5. Complete a formal application to student teaching.

Minimum Graduation Requirements (128 credit hours)


C or Better On All Courses Toward The Major


History Survey (6 credit hours)


Practice of History (8 credit hours)


North Carolina History (3 credit hours)


Constitutional History (3 credit hours)


European History (3 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

World History (3 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Multicultural United States History (6 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

History Electives (3 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Social Studies (15 credit hours)


Choose five from the following:

C or Better On All Professional Studies/Student Courses


Professional Studies (12 credit hours)


Clinical Practice (17 credit hours)


Additional Requirements (6 credit hours)


  • Free Electives Credits: 6 hours
Course # Credit Hours Term Taken Grade
       
       

 

Plus (6 credit hours)


General Education Requirements (31 credit hours)


Perspectives (0 credit hours)


Critical Thinking (4 credit hours)


College Writing and Advanced College Writing (7 credit hours)


Religion (3 credit hours)


Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Science with Laboratory (4 credit hours)


Choose from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


  • 100 level or higher Credits: 3 hours

Health (3 credit hours)


Physical Education Activity (1 credit hour)


  • Physical Education Activity Credits: 1 hour

Critical Thinking-Designated Courses (2 courses)


Critical Thinking (CT) courses may overlap with any other requirement:

  • CT-Designated Course (can be met with a course from the major or outside the major)
  • CT-Designated Course (can be met with a course from the major or outside the major)

Writing Intensive-Designated Courses (2 courses)


Writing Intensive (WI) courses may overlap with any other requirement:

  • WI-Designated Course (must be met with a course from the major)
  • WI-Designated Course (can be met with a course from the major or outside the major)

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