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College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs/index.cfm

Description

The Integrated Social Studies (INSS) program prepares prospective teachers to be purposeful, deliberative, reflective practitioners, who teach students to contribute to the deepening of democracy, and promote the common good. The program is designed to develop preservice teachers who learn from practice, engage in collaborative inquiry and partnerships to promote student learning and continued professional growth, create equitable classrooms,  plan/organize meaningful lessons and assessments, and view themselves as curriculum developers who recognize that social studies content and curriculum are more than information in textbooks and standardized curriculum guides. Graduates are prepared to teach social studies in grades 7-12 and are recommended for Ohio licensure upon completion of all state requirements. The Integrated Social Studies major includes a choice of five concentrations: Economics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology.

The economics concentration challenges students to build on and integrate their economics content knowledge as part of developing participatory, democratic citizens.

The geography concentration challenges students to build on and integrate their geography-content knowledge as part of developing participatory, democratic citizens.

The history concentration challenges students to build on and integrate their history-content knowledge as part of developing participatory, democratic citizens.

The political science concentration challenges students to build on and integrate their political science-content knowledge as part of developing participatory, democratic citizens.

The sociology concentration challenges students to build on and integrate their sociology-content knowledge as part of developing participatory, democratic citizens.
  

Career Opportunities

Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 4.0 million jobs in 2006. Of the teachers in those jobs, about 1.5 million are elementary school teachers, 1.1 million are secondary school teachers, 674,000 are middle school teachers, 437,000 are preschool teachers, and 170,000 are kindergarten teachers. The vast majority work in elementary and secondary schools. Preschool teachers, except special education, are most often employed in child daycare services (59 percent), public and private educational services (16 percent), and religious organizations (15 percent). Employment of teachers is geographically distributed much the same as the population.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students seeking admission to this program must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted to the program, students must display evidence of adequate communication skills; sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies); a basic understanding of the teaching profession; a basic understanding of adolescents; and dispositions aligned with the conceptual framework of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, including being open-minded, flexible, caring and responsible. Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on an interview; letters of recommendation; GPA; Praxis I scores; and performance in English and communication studies coursework. Applicants to the ADED program must have experience working with young adults in a supervisory capacity, such as tutoring, camp counseling, volunteer work or related experience. Students should contact the College of Education, Health, and Human Services’ Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire about the procedures and criteria associated with admission to the adolescence/young adult education program.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 124 credit hours. Minimum 2.750 cumulative and minimum 2.600 major GPA. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.000) in all major coursework. A minimum grade of C (2.000) is required in some courses; view the program requirements to see specific courses.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee

$50/semester

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
 

Student Organizations

Kent Student Education Association
 

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (39 credits)  Courses count in major GPA *
Type Course Title Credits
KAD
DG
ANTH 18210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
KSS GEOG 10160 Introduction to Geography 3
KHU
DG
HIST 11050 World History: Ancient and Medieval 3
KHU
DG
  11051 World History: Modern 3
KAD
DD
  12070 History of the United States: The Formative Period 3
KHU
DD
  12071 History of the United States: The Modern Period 3
KSS
DD
POL 10100 American Politics 3
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
KSS
DD
SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
DD WMST 30000 Colloquium in Women’s Studies 3
  Choose one from the following: Psychology 3
  PSYC 21211 Psychology of Adjustment (3)  
    30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)  
    30821 Psychology of Motivation (3)  
    41282 Personality (3)  
    41532 Social Psychology (3)  
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (51 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
WIC ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents** 3
    32275 Social Studies Education and the Social Sciences*** 3
    42275 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools*** 3
ELR   42292 Field Work Practicum*** 3
ELR   42357 Secondary Student Teaching*** 9
    49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice*** 3
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescence/Adulthood *** 3
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society *** 3
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology *** 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology *** 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities *** 3
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Fine Arts 3
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS * (33 credits) 
  Economics (33)
  Geography (33)
  History (33)
  Political Science (33)
  Sociology (33)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
124

*All courses within the Major Program Requirements and Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.
**A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned with to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
***A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned.

Special Major Note:
Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 124 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

 

Economics Concentration

For semester by semester course sequencing for this program view 2013-2014 Roadmap

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: 12
  ECON 32025 Money, Credit and Banking (3)  
    32040 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Applications (3)  
    32041 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Applications (3)  
    32070 Labor Problems (3)  
    32083 Economics of Poverty (3)  
    32084 Economics of the Environment (3)  
    32086 Economics of Education (3)  
    42072 Economics of Labor Markets (3)  
    42075 International Economic Relations (3)  
    42078 Economic History of Technological and Industrial Development (3)  
    42080 Regional Economics (3)  
    42081 Urban Economics (3)  
    42085 Public Finance (3)  
    42086 Economics of Health Care (3)  
    42087 Law and Economics (3)   
  Choose one from the following: Geography 3
  GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
DG   37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
DG   37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
DG   37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3  
DG   37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
DG   37084 Geography of South America (3)  
    37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United states and Canada (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Upper-Division History 3
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)  
    31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
    31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
    31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
    31130 History of African Civilization (3)  
    31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
    41087 Progressive America: The United States, 1896-1919 (3)  
    41088 New Era Through World War: The United States, 1920-1945 (3)  
    41089 Recent America: The United State, 1945-Present (3)  
    41112 History of Modern China (3)  
    41116 History of Japan (3)  
    41131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)  
    41132 History of Africa, 1880 to Present (3)  
    3/4xxxx History non-western, upper-division elective (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
KSS
DG
POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)  
KSS
DG
  10500 World Politics (3)  
    20002 Political Thought (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
  POL 30100 American Political Theory (3)  
    30820 International Organization and Law (3)  
    40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Sociology 3
  SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis (3)  
DG   22778 Social Problems (3)  
    32400 Individual and Society (3)  
DD   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (6-7 credits)
Type Course   Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 33

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.

 

Geography Concentration

For semester by semester course sequencing for this program view 2013-2014 Roadmap

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits) Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
DG

DD
GEOG 17063

17064
World Geography (3)
or
Geography of the United States and Canada (3)
3
KBS   21062 Physical Geography 3
    29160 Mapping Our World 3
  Choose one from the following: 3
DG GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
DG   36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
  Choose one from the following: 3
  GEOG 37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
    37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
    37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
    37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3)  
    37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
    37084 Geography of South America (3)  
    37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Upper-Division History 3
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)  
    31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
    31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
    31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
    31130 History of African Civilization (3)  
    31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
    41087 Progressive America: The United States, 1896-1919 (3)  
    41088 New Era Through World War: The United States, 1920-1945 (3)  
    41089 Recent America: The United State, 1945-Present (3)  
    41112 History of Modern China (3)  
    41116 History of Japan (3)  
    41131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)  
    41132 History of Africa, 1880 to Present (3)  
    3/4xxxx History non-western, upper-division elective (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
KSS
DG
POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)  
KSS
DG
  10005 World Politics (3)  
    20002 Political Thought (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
  POL 30100 American Political Theory (3)  
    30820 International Organization and Law (3)  
    40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Sociology 3
  SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis (3)  
DG   22778 Social Problems (3)  
    32400 Individual and Society (3)  
DD   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (6-7 credits)
Type Course   Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 3-4
  General Elective 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  33


*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.

 

 

History Concentration

For semester by semester course sequencing for this program view 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  PAS 35100

35200
Black Social and Political Thought (3)
or
African Social and Political Systems (3)
3
  Choose one from the following: Non-Western History upper-division elective 3
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)  
    31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
    31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
    31127 Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)  
    31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
    31130 History of African Civilization (3)  
    31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
    41112 History of Modern China (3)  
    41116 History of Japan (3)  
    41131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)  
    41132 History of Africa, 1880 to Present (3)  
  Choose one from the following: U.S. History 3
  HIST 40197 American Cultural Heritage: the Arts and Society (3)  
    41056 History of Colonial America : 1492-1714 (3)  
    41057 Eighteenth-Century America: 1714-1789 (3)  
    41058 Jefferson-Jackson Era, 1789-1848 (3)  
    41062 The United States: The Westward Movement (3)  
    41065 Sectional Conflict and Civil War (3)  
    41066 Reconstruction and the Later South (3)  
    41071 American Social and Intellectual History, 1876-Present (3)  
    41079 Migrations to America, 1607 - Present (3)  
    41083 U.S. Foreign Relations Through World War I (3)  
    41084 U.S. Foreign Relations from 1920 (3)  
  Choose one from the following: U.S. History 3
  HIST 41084 U.S. Foreign Relations from 1920 (3)  
    41087 Progressive America: The United States, 1896-1919 (3)  
    41088 New Era Through World War: The United States, 1920-1945 (3)  
    41089 Recent America: The United States, 1945-Present (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Europe since 1500 3
  HIST 41014 Europe in the Renaissance (3)  
    41016 The Protestant and the Catholic Reformations (3)  
    41017 Seventeenth-Century Europe (3)  
    41018 Eighteenth-Century Europe: Age of Revolution (3)  
    41020 Nineteenth-Century Europe (3)  
    41024 Modern European History, 1914-1945 (3)  
    41025 Modern European History, 1945-Present (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Geography 3
  GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
DG   37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
DG   37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
DG   37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3  
DG   37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
DG   37084 Geography of South America (3)  
    37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United states and Canada (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
KSS
DG
POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)  
KSS
DG
  10500 World Politics (3)  
    20002 Political Thought (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
  POL 30100 American Political Theory (3)  
    30820 International Organization and Law (3)  
    40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Sociology 3
  SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis (3)  
DG   22778 Social Problems (3)  
    32400 Individual and Society (3)  
DD   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION  REQUIREMENTS (6-7 credits)
Type Course   Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
33

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.

 

Political Science Concentration

For semester by semester course sequencing for this program view 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
KSS
DG
POL 10500 World Politics 3
    20002 Political Thought 3
    30430

30450
Ohio Government (3)
or
Urban Politics and Policy (3)
3
  Choose one from the following: Political Theory 3
  POL 30100 American Political Theory (3)  
    30300 Public Policy Theory (3)  
    30500 International Relations Theory (3)  
  Choose one from the following: American Government 3
  POL 30110 The Congress (3)  
    30120 The Presidency and Executive Bureaucracy (3)  
    30450 Urban Politics and Policy (3)  
    40116 Public Opinion and Political Behavior (3)  
    40118 Political Parties and Interest Groups (3)  
    40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
  Choose one from the following: International Relation/Compartive Politics 3
  POL 30820 International Organization and Law (3)  
    30530 Asian Politics (3)  
    30540 African Politics (3)  
    40540 Politics of Development (3)  
    40560 Human Rights and Social Justice (3)  
    40840 Comparative Foreign Policy (3)  
    40930 United States Foreign Policy (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Geography 3
  GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
DG   37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
DG   37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
DG   37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3  
DG   37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
DG   37084 Geography of South America (3)  
    37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United states and Canada (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Upper-Division History 3
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)  
    31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
    31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
    31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
    31130 History of African Civilization (3)  
    31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
    41087 Progressive America: The United States, 1896-1919 (3)  
    41088 New Era Through World War: The United States, 1920-1945 (3)  
    41089 Recent America: The United State, 1945-Present (3)  
    41112 History of Modern China (3)  
    41116 History of Japan (3)  
    41131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)  
    41132 History of Africa, 1880 to Present (3)  
    3/4xxxx History non-western, upper-division elective (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Sociology 3
  SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis (3)  
DG   22778 Social Problems (3)  
    32400 Individual and Society (3)  
DD   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION  REQUIREMENTS (6-7 credits)
Type Course   Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
33

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.

 

Sociology Concentration

For semester by semester course sequencing for this program view 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  SOC 22100 Sociological Analysis 3
  Choose one from the following: 3
DG SOC 22778 Social Problems (3)  
    32400 Individual and Society (3)  
DG   32570 Inequality in Societies (3)  
  Choose from the following: Sociology 9
  SOC 32210 Researching Society (3)  
    32560 Sociology of Families (3)  
    32569 Minorities in America (3)  
    32762 Deviant Behavior (3)  
    42315 Sociology of Changing Gender Roles (3)  
    42487 Adolescent in Society (3)  
    42577 Sociology of Family Violence (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Geography 3
  GEOG 32080 Politics and Place (3)  
    34070 Economic Geography (3)  
    36065 Cities and Urbanization (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
DG   37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
DG   37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
DG   37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3  
DG   37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
DG   37084 Geography of South America (3)  
    37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    42064 Historical Geography of the United states and Canada (3)  
  Choose one from the following: History 3
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)  
    31125 Zionism and Israel (3)  
    31126 History of the Middle East (3)  
    31128 Late Medieval and Modern Jewish History (3)  
    31130 History of African Civilization (3)  
    31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
    41087 Progressive America: The United States, 1896-1919 (3)  
    41088 New Era Through World War: The United States, 1920-1945 (3)  
    41089 Recent America: The United State, 1945-Present (3)  
    41112 History of Modern China (3)  
    41116 History of Japan (3)  
    41131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)  
    41132 History of Africa, 1880 to Present (3)  
    3/4xxxx History non-western, upper-division elective (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
KSS
DG
POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)  
KSS
DG
  10005 World Politics (3)  
    20002 Political Thought (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Political Science 3
  POL 30100 American Political Theory (3)  
    30820 International Organization and Law (3)  
    40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION  REQUIREMENTS (6-7 credits)
Type Course   Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  33

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.