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Academic Program Guide


Social Science Education


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 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 program is a combined BS/MS degree program and is designed to prepare students to teach Social Science in secondary school settings (grades 6 - 12). The BS/MS program requires two years of upper-division undergraduate coursework plus one additional year of graduate coursework. Students must complete the Master's portion of the combined-degree program to receive the Bachelor's degree. All prospective students for Social Science Education must apply for formal admission to Educator Preparation through the College of Education by April 1. The Educator Preparation application and admission requirements are available online at http://education.fsu.edu/teacher-ed-admissions.

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon
Email: famidon@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics (MAC 1105 College Algebra strongly recommended)3
GE History (AMH 2020 U.S. History since 1877 strongly recommended)3
GE Social Science (POS 1041 American Government strongly recommended)3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit A.C.E. for free Strategies for Test Preparation workshop (ace.fsu.edu/workshops)
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test-prep)
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA 1013 Statistics Through Example strongly recommended)3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
1st GE Natural Science and Lab4
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Term 3 hrs
E-Series Course3
2nd GE Natural Science 3
Scholarship in Practice course3
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech, SPC 2608 Public Speaking, COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
Elective (AMH 2010 U.S. Hstory to 1877 strongly recommended)3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF 1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Term 4 hrs
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other Computer Competency course3
Elective (WOH 1023 strongly recommended)3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete all General Education Requirements
Complete the following University-Wide Graduation Requirements: Natural Science Lab, Computer Competency, Diversity, Oral Communication Competency, State-Mandated Writing, and 1st Scholarship-In-Practice
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by April 1st
Term 5 hrs
EDF 4210 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners3
SSE 4042 Teaching Social Studies as a Profession3
Content: ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics3
Content: GEA 1000 World Geography3
Content: WOH 1023 The Modern World to 18153
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 Graduate School
Term 6 hrs
SSE 3XXX Classroom Assessment in Social Studies Classrooms3
SSE 4XXX Teaching Citizenship3
Content: ECO2013 Macroeconomics3
Content: WOH 1030 The Modern World after 18153
Content: 3000/4000 Non-European History course (ASH, LAH, AFH)3
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 Graduate School
Visit A.C.E. for free Getting Ready for the GRE test preparation workshop (ace.fsu.edu/workshops)
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test-prep)
Term 7 hrs
EEX 4XXX Special Education Content Course3
TSL 4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area3
Content: 3000/4000 Political Science course (POS 4413, POS 4424, POS 4606, or POS 3122 recommended)3
Content: 3000/4000 American History course (AMH 3540 or AMH 4172 recommended)3
SSE 5367 Fundamentals in Teaching Social Studies3
Milestones 7
Complete EEX4xxx and TSL4324 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SSE5367 (≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Take the GRE (www.ets.org/gre)
Term 8 hrs
RED 4335 Literacy Across the Content Area3
Elective: 4000 Level Education course3
SSE 5195 Developing a Global Perspective3
SSE 5665 Inquiry in Teaching Social Studies3
EDG 5709 Culturally Responsive Teaching for Equitable Instruction3
Summer .
SSE 5386 Goals and Methods for Teaching History3
SSE 5XXX Shaping Teaching & Learning3
Milestones 8
Complete RED4335 and Education Elective 4000 level ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SSE5195, SSE5665, and EDG5709 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Apply to Graduate School by March 1st
Summer
Complete summer term courses (≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 9 hrs
SSE 5943 Field Laboratory Internship3
EDG 5XXX Practitioner Research I3
Graduate Elective: 5000 Level Education course3
Term 10 .
SSE 5947 Internship for Graduate Students9
SSE 8966 Master’s Comprehensive Exam0
Milestones 9
Complete Term 9 courses (≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00
Pass FTCE Subject Area Exam and Professional Knowledge Exam
Milestones 10
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
Cumulative graduate GPA ≥ 3.0

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: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

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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