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Academic Program Guide

Social Science Education

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Social Science Education major is a teacher preparation program designed to prepare graduates to teach the Social Sciences in secondary school setting (grades 6-12). The program includes coursework in various social science and humanities areas, as well as coursework in teaching methodology. The Social Science Education degree at Florida State University is a combined Bachelor's/Master's degree program. Students who cannot be admitted to graduate standing will not be permitted to graduate with a degree in Social Science Education. The Social Science Education major is a limited-enrollment major that only admits new Juniors in fall semesters. A departmental application is required to be considered for admission. The application deadline is April 1st. Eligibility is based on the requirements outlined on the college website:

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
GE Core Mathematics: MAC1105 strongly recommended3
GE History: AMH2020 3
GE Social Science: POS10413
GE Ethics3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit A.C.E for Strategies for Test Preparation workshop
Term 2 hrs
GE Mathematics or Statistics: STA1013 strongly recommended3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science and Lab4
EDF1005 3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommended: Take and pass all sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Term 3 hrs
SPC 1017, SPC 2608, COM 2080 or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
GE Natural Science 3
1st Scholarship in Practice (SIP) course3
Elective: American Government3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF 1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Take and pass all sections the Florida Teacher Certification Exam - General Knowledge.
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommended: Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Term 4 hrs
EDF2085 or Elective3
EME2040 or other Computer Literacy Course3
GE Elective: AMH20103
GE Elective: WOH10233
GE Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete 12 hours of Social Science content courses
Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Complete Multicultural/ Diversity Requirement
Complete Computer Literacy Requirement
Complete all General Education requirements
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by April 1st
Term 5 hrs
Social Science Content: WOH10303
Social Science Content: Geography3
Social Science Content: ECO2023 Microeconomics3
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Term 6 hrs
Social Science Content: ECO2013 Macroeconomics3
Social Science Content: Non-European History3
Social Science Content: 3000/4000 level history3
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Visit A.C.E. for free Getting Ready for the GRE test preparation workshop
Term 7 hrs
Social Science Content: Political Science 3000/4000 level3
Social Science Content: American History 3000/4000 level3
Milestones 7
Complete SSE5367 (≥ B)
Complete EEX4xxx and TSL4324 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
Term 8 hrs
Education Elective 5xxx3
Education Elective 4000 level3
Summer .
Milestones 8
Complete SSE5195, SSE5665, and Education Elective 5xxx ( ≥ B)
Complete RED4335 and Education Elective 4000 level ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Apply to FSU Graduate School by March 1st
Complete Summer Block
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 9 hrs
SSE5xxx 3
Education Elective 5000 level3
Term 10 .
Milestones 9
Complete SSE5943
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00
Pass FTCE Professional Knowledge Exam and Subject Area Exam
Apply for student teaching internship
Milestones 10
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
Apply for graduation within first 2 weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Teacher of Social Science: Middle School, Junior High, Senior High, Adult Education, Youth Organization Worker, Television Educational Specialist, Peace Corps Worker, Lawyer (with law degree), Editor/Editorial Assistant, Reporter, Writer of Technical Publications, Museum Guide, Tour Guide, Sales Personnel, Travel Agent, Historian, Community College Instructor, College Professor, School Librarian.

Representative Employers: School Boards, Government, Public and Private Schools. .

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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