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Academic Program Guide

Social Science Education

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 diversity 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 pathway and is designed to prepare students to teach Social Science in secondary school settings (grades 6 - 12). The BS/MS pathway requires two years of upper-division undergraduate coursework plus one additional year of graduate coursework. All prospective students for Social Science Education must apply for formal admission to Educator Preparation through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Fall applications must be submitted by June 1. Spring applications must be submitted by November 1.The Educator Preparation application and admission requirements are available online at

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics 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
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
1st GE Natural Science and Lab4
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
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. History to 1877 strongly recommended)3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF 1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other Digital Literacy course3
Elective (WOH 2023 strongly recommended)3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete all General Education Requirements
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by June 1 for Fall admission or by Nov. 1 for Spring admission (
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
EDF 4210 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners3
SSE 4042 Teaching Social Studies as a Profession3
Content Course3
Content Course3
Content Course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C in each )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
SSE 3321 Goals and Methods for Teaching History 3
SSE 4783 Classroom Assessment in Social Studies Classrooms3
Content Course3
Content Course3
SSE 4004 Teaching Citizenship3
SSE 5720 Shaping Teaching and Learning 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C in each )
Complete SSE4004 ( ≥ C)
Complete SSE5720 (≥ B)
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
EEX 5089 Adaptations and Accommodations for Learners 3
RED 4335 Literacy Across the Content Area3
SSE 4362 Fundamentals in Teaching Social Science3
Content Course3
Content Course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete RED4335 and SSE4362 ( ≥ C in each )
Complete EEX5089 (≥ B)
Complete graduation checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
EDG 5709 Culturally Responsive Teaching for Equitable Instruction3
SSE 4664 Inquiry in Teaching Social Studies3
SSE 5195 Developing a Global Perspective3
TSL 4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area 3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete TSL4324 and SSE4664 ( ≥ C in each )
Complete SSE5195 and EDG5709 ( ≥ B in each)
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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