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After filling out a declaration of major form (you may obtain and return the form to the office assistant in the history department), students will be assigned an advisor with knowledge of the Social Science/History teaching major curriculum. Students must meet with their advisor a minimum of one time per semester in order to obtain a registration code and to consult over the progress of the student. Students should also contact the Social Science/History Director, Dr. Matthew Lindaman, 220 Minne Hall. Note: students do not immediately contact the Education Department if they are interested in this major. Initial advising is with the history department.
- With the social studies/history teaching major, students will be eligible for licensure to teach grades 5-12 in any of the areas of social studies.
- Students in the major must balance three areas in the curriculum. It is a large major, and therefore you must pay careful attention to the requirements and overall order of the classes in order to make the most efficient use of your time. The three areas of the major are as follows:
1. University Studies:
All students, regardless of major, complete the university studies requirements at Winona State University. Note, in section I (Basic Skills), SSHT majors must take ENG 111 and CMST 191 and receive a “B” or better grade. Sections II (Humanities) and III (Unity and Diversity) of the university studies contain a number of class options that correspond with the SSHT major.
2. Social Science/History:
The second component of the major consists of 81-83 hours of classes in the field of social studies/history (As noted in the section above, 18 hours cross correlate with sections II and III of the university studies curriculum). Students will concentrate on a broad range of classes across the social studies curriculum. In addition, students will select one subject, for example history, to accumulate 15 hours worth of upper level (300 or higher) classes, usually completed during the junior and senior years.
3. Professional Education:
Students will take 39 hours in a professional education sequence, including a final semester of student teaching (15 credit hours). In addition, students will want to take BIOL 104 (a university studies course under section III, Unity and Diversity) and SPED 400. Students must go through an application process to be admitted to the school of education. Application meetings generally take place in the first weeks of a new semester. Students generally attend the admissions meetings in the first or second semester of their sophomore year. In order to be eligible for admission meetings students must meet the following requirements:
A grade point average of 2.8 or better
30 earned credit hours
A “B” grade or better in ENG 111 and CMST 191
A “C” grade or better in MATH 100 or higher
Passing results in hand for the PRAXIS: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
(Information and Registration Bulletin, available at the ETS web site.
EDUC 305 Human Development and Learning (4)*
EDUC 308 Human Relations and Student Diversity (3)*
EDUC 312 Instructional Planning and Assessment (3)
EDUC 331 Teaching Social Studies (3)
EDUC 429 Secondary Reading and Teaching Strategies (4)**
EDUC 449 Middle School Philosophy, ect. (3)
EDUC 459 Professional Educator (3)**
EDUC 465 Student Teaching (16)
*After admission into the Education Department, students are enrolled in EDUC 305 and EDUC 312 for the following semester.
**Students are to take EDUC 429 and EDUC 459 the semester prior to student teaching.
Typical First Two Semesters (for potential SSHT majors):
ENG 111 College Reading and Writing (4)
CMST 191 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
POLS 120 Introduction to American Politics (3)
HIST 150 US History to 1865 (3)
HIST 120/121/122 Select one of Western Civilization options (3)
OR 100 Introduction to Higher Education (1)
MATH 100 Select MATH or higher (3)
POLS 130 Comparative Politics (3)
HIST 151 US History, 1865 to present (3)
HIST 123/165/170 Select one of the Non-Western Civilization options (3)
HIST 120/121/122 Select one of the Western Civilization options (3)
Other possibilities: POLS 135, SOC 150, Fine Arts Elective, Science Elective, Science elective (with lab), HHP 204, ECON 201 or 202, and GEOG 110.
Due to the length of the Social Science/History Teaching Major, students may wish to take advantage of summer class opportunities.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 14:40 by Wickstrom Paul