Social Studies Major — B.A. with Teaching Option
This program prepares students for initial New York State certification to teach at the secondary school (7-12) level.
|Social Studies B.A. Content Area Requirements||52|
|Core Education Requirements||41-47|
|Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 1||17-29|
No more than 4 credits at the grade of C- or below may be counted toward meeting the requirement of the Social Studies major. AP courses in History may not be counted towards major requirements.
|CORE HISTORY COURSES|
|HIST 11100||Founding a Nation: United States History to 1877||3|
|HIST 11200||Building Modern America: United States History since 1877||3|
|HIST 18100||World Civilization I||3|
|HIST 18200||World Civilization II||3|
|HIST 30000||History Lab||1|
|ADDITIONAL HISTORY COURSES|
|Social Studies majors must complete an additional 21 credits in history. These credits must fulfill the following minimum criteria for level and area of focus:||21|
A maximum of 3 credits at level 1
At least 12 credits at level 3 or above
At least 3 credits in a tutorial or seminar at level 4
A minimum of six credits at the 200-level or above designated European history
A minimum of six credits at the 200-level or above designated United States history
A minimum of six credits at the 200-level or above designated global history
|CREDITS FROM SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS|
|ANTH 10400||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ECON 12100||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 12200||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ENVS 22000||Human-Environment Geography||3|
|SOCI 10100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|POLT 10100||U.S. Politics||3|
|CORE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|EDUC 10200||Reading Foundations||2|
|EDUC 20100||Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher||2|
|EDUC 20200||Literacy Across the Disciplines for Middle and Secondary Education||2|
|EDUC 21010||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 21800||Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice||3|
|EDUC 21910||Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice||3|
|EDUC 22900||Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators||2|
|EDUC 23900||Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 34000||Social and Cultural Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 40800||Professional Development Seminar||0|
|EDUC 40910||Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies||3|
|EDUC 41210||Seminar in Reflective Practice||3|
|EDUC 49810||Professional Semester in Education||12|
|EDUC 19210||Child Abuse Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19220||Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19230||School Violence Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19240||Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention||0|
|Foreign Language Proficiency||0-6|
|All social studies majors must demonstrate proficiency at college-level language study, in a language other than English, through the beginner level. This can be done in one of three ways: 1) taking 101 and 102 for 6 credits; 2) placing into and taking 102 for 3 credits; or 3) taking the proficiency exam and testing into 201 or above, in which case the requirement is met and no additional credits are required.|
|Language courses taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College for this requirement must be in a language other than English; must be taken for a letter grade; and students must earn a C- or better in language courses. As a department requirement, grades in language courses count toward department policies (only 4 credits at a C- or below may apply to courses in the major). In addition, American Sign Language cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.|
Additional Education Requirements
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency, as described above.
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
- All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 as well as a G.P.A. of 3.0 in their subject area coursework. No more than 3 credits at the grade of C- or below may be counted toward meeting the 36-credit requirement of the B.A. in social studies with teaching option.
- Students must earn a grade of B or better in all EDUC courses in the Education Core to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
- EDUC 49810 and EDUC 41210 constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that have the potential to affect time for teaching and preparation.
- During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
- All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant's intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
- The department chair and the coordinator of teacher education in the subject area must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
- The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.