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Integrated Social Studies - B.S.E.

The Integrated Social Studies (INSS) program prepares prospective teachers to teach all social studies classes, grades 7-12. If recommended for licensure, a teacher will be licensed to teach any social studies class in Ohio in 7th-12th grades.

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The INSS program is designed to prepare prospective teachers to be purposeful, deliberative decision-makers, reflective practitioners who prepare citizens who will then continue to contribute to the deepening of democracy, and promote the common good.

The vision is designed to prepare pre-service social studies teachers who:

  • Continuously reflect on their practice to help learn.
  • Engage in collaborative inquiry and partnerships to promote student learning and continued professional growth.
  • Create equitable classrooms that are responsive to the needs of all students.
  • Plan/organize meaningful lessons and assessments that promote active student engagement in worthwhile learning.
  • View themselves as curriculum developers who recognize that social studies content and curriculum are more than information in textbooks and standardized curriculum guide.

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It is recommended that you meet regularly (at least once a year) with a program counselor in the Vacca Office of Student Services (304 White Hall) during your academic career. If you have specific questions about courses or are entering in advanced study, you can also meet regularly with your faculty advisor.

  • Please be sure to remain aware of all deadlines and requirements.
  • Again, see a program counselor or faculty advisor for details.

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.

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Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Integrated Social Studies prepares prospective teachers to be purposeful, deliberative and reflective practitioners, who teach students to contribute to the deepening of democracy, and promote the common good. The program is designed to develop pre-service 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.

The Integrated Social Studies major comprises the following concentrations which prepares students to build on and integrate their content knowledge as part of developing participatory, democratic citizens:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Graduates are prepared to teach social studies in grades 7-12 and are recommended for Ohio licensure upon completion of all state requirements.

Students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission to this major is selective. 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, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement at the time of admission for this major will be admitted to the EHHS General non-degree program until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750. They may then submit a change of program to declare this major.

Current Kent State and Transfer Students: Active Kent State students who wish to change their major must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and meet all admission criteria listed above to be admitted. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning a minimum 71 TOEFL iBT score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 47 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive English Program. For more information on international admission visit the admissions website for international students.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Plan and teach lessons rooted in inquiry-based questions as outlined by the College, Career and Civic (C3) Framework as endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies.
  2. Plan for and teach in ways that promote active student engagement, value multiple perspectives and encourage listening across difference.
  3. Develop equitable classrooms steeped in social justice that promote freedom and democracy for all learners.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HIST 11050WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 11051WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12071MODERN AMERICA: FROM INDUSTRIALIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
POL 10100AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
WMST 30091KEY CONVERSATIONS THROUGH WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
Psychology Elective, choose from the following:3
PSYC 21211
PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE (DIVD) (KSS)
PSYC 30652
SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
PSYC 31532
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 40112
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
PSYC 40625
DEVELOPMENT OF GENDER ROLE AND IDENTITY (DIVD)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ADED 20000TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 13
ADED 22275ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION (min C grade)3
ADED 32142PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) (min C grade) 13
ADED 32275CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES (min C grade) 13
ADED 42275TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN GRADES 7 - 12 (min C grade)3
ADED 42292FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) (min C grade) 13
ADED 42392SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 19
ADED 49525INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
CI 47330READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD (min C grade)3
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
ETEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition (min C grade)6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Fine Arts3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:30
Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
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Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.

Economics Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
POL 10004COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or POL 10500 WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POL 30002 POLITICAL THOUGHT
POL 30100AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY 3
or POL 30820 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or POL 40183 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
SOC 22778SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or SOC 32400 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
or SOC 32570 INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
Economics Electives, choose from the following:12
ECON 32025
MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING
ECON 32040
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
ECON 32041
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY
ECON 32083
THE ECONOMICS OF POVERTY (DIVD)
ECON 32084
ECONOMICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
ECON 42072
LABOR ECONOMICS: WORK AND PAY
ECON 42075
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
ECON 42080
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
ECON 42081
URBAN ECONOMICS: CITIES AND HOUSING
ECON 42085
PUBLIC ECONOMICS: GOVERNMENT AND POLICY
ECON 42086
ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE
Geography Elective, choose from the following:3
GEOG 32080
POLITICS AND PLACE (DIVG)
GEOG 34070
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 36065
CITIES AND URBANIZATION (DIVG)
GEOG 37040
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37045
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOG 37066
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE (DIVG)
GEOG 37070
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (DIVG)
GEOG 37072
GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA
GEOG 37084
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37085
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (DIVG)
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
GEOG 42053
GEOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
GEOG 42064
SETTLING THE NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT
GEOG 42070
SEMINAR IN ETHNIC, LIFESTYLE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES
GEOG 44010
GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
GEOG 46080
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GEOG 46081
SEMINAR IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY
History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31035
THE GLOBAL COLD WAR
HIST 31053
MODERN EUROPE, 1815 TO PRESENT
HIST 31102
WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HIST 31106
PROGRESSIVE AMERICA - REFORMERS, CRUSADERS AND RADICALS: AMERICA, 1893-1929
HIST 31107
NEW ERA THROUGH WORLD WAR: THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1945
HIST 31108
RECENT AMERICA: THE UNITED STATES, 1945-PRESENT
HIST 31112
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
HIST 31113
HISTORY OF JAPAN
HIST 31130
HISTORY OF PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA TO 1880
HIST 31131
HISTORY OF COLONIAL AFRICA, 1880-1994
HIST 31140
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (DIVG)
HIST 31141
EARLY MODERN LATIN AMERICA (C. 1450-1820) (DIVG)
HIST 41060
COMPARATIVE FASCISM
HIST 41085
THE SIXTIES IN AMERICA
HIST 41129
THE HOLOCAUST: THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1938-1945
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30

Geography Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
GEOG 17063WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or GEOG 17064 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (DIVD) (KSS)
GEOG 21062PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (KBS) 3
GEOG 39070MAPPING, SPACE AND POWER 3
POL 10004COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or POL 10500 WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POL 30002 POLITICAL THOUGHT
POL 30100AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY 3
or POL 30820 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or POL 40183 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
SOC 22778SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or SOC 32400 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
or SOC 32570 INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
Geography Upper-Division Electives, choose from the following:3
GEOG 32080
POLITICS AND PLACE (DIVG)
GEOG 34070
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 36065
CITIES AND URBANIZATION (DIVG)
GEOG 42053
GEOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
GEOG 42070
SEMINAR IN ETHNIC, LIFESTYLE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES
GEOG 44010
GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
GEOG 46080
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GEOG 46081
SEMINAR IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY
International Geography Elective, choose from the following:3
GEOG 37040
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37045
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOG 37066
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE (DIVG)
GEOG 37070
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (DIVG)
GEOG 37072
GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA
GEOG 37084
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37085
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (DIVG)
History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31106
PROGRESSIVE AMERICA - REFORMERS, CRUSADERS AND RADICALS: AMERICA, 1893-1929
HIST 31035
THE GLOBAL COLD WAR
HIST 31053
MODERN EUROPE, 1815 TO PRESENT
HIST 31102
WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HIST 31107
NEW ERA THROUGH WORLD WAR: THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1945
HIST 31108
RECENT AMERICA: THE UNITED STATES, 1945-PRESENT
HIST 31112
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
HIST 31113
HISTORY OF JAPAN
HIST 31130
HISTORY OF PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA TO 1880
HIST 31131
HISTORY OF COLONIAL AFRICA, 1880-1994
HIST 31140
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (DIVG)
HIST 31141
EARLY MODERN LATIN AMERICA (C. 1450-1820) (DIVG)
HIST 41060
COMPARATIVE FASCISM
HIST 41085
THE SIXTIES IN AMERICA
HIST 41129
THE HOLOCAUST: THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1938-1945
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 124 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30

History Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
AFS 35200AFRICAN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS 3
POL 10004COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or POL 10500 WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POL 30002 POLITICAL THOUGHT
POL 30100AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY 3
or POL 30820 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or POL 40183 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
SOC 22778SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or SOC 32400 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
or SOC 32570 INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
Non-Western History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31035
THE GLOBAL COLD WAR
HIST 31112
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
HIST 31113
HISTORY OF JAPAN
HIST 31114
TRADITION AND REVOLUTION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (DIVG)
HIST 31115
INDIA SINCE 1526
HIST 31118
VIETNAM WAR
HIST 31124
HIGHLIFE HISTORIES: MODERN AFRICAN URBAN EXPERIENCE
HIST 31130
HISTORY OF PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA TO 1880
HIST 31131
HISTORY OF COLONIAL AFRICA, 1880-1994
HIST 31140
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (DIVG)
HIST 31141
EARLY MODERN LATIN AMERICA (C. 1450-1820) (DIVG)
U.S. History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31071
AMERICA AND THE WORLD THROUGH 1898
HIST 31084
THE INVENTION OF AMERICA: 1492-1714 (DIVD)
HIST 31085
ALEXANDER HAMILTON'S WORLD: 18TH-CENTURY AMERICA (DIVD)
HIST 31087
SECTIONAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL WAR
HIST 31100
RECONSTRUCTION AND THE LATER SOUTH
HIST 31101
WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1607 THROUGH 1865
HIST 31104
MIGRATIONS TO AMERICA, 1607 TO PRESENT (DIVD)
HIST 41058
JEFFERSON-JACKSON ERA, 1789-1848
HIST 41071
IDEAS IN ACTION: U.S. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY (DIVD)
20th Century U.S. History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31072
AMERICA AND THE WORLD: 1898-1945
HIST 31073
AMERICA AND THE WORLD SINCE 1945
HIST 31102
WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HIST 31106
PROGRESSIVE AMERICA - REFORMERS, CRUSADERS AND RADICALS: AMERICA, 1893-1929
HIST 31107
NEW ERA THROUGH WORLD WAR: THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1945
HIST 31108
RECENT AMERICA: THE UNITED STATES, 1945-PRESENT
HIST 41085
THE SIXTIES IN AMERICA
Europe Since 1500 Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31031
REFORMATIONS IN EARLY MODERN CHRISTIANITY
HIST 31032
SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
HIST 31053
MODERN EUROPE, 1815 TO PRESENT
HIST 31056
EUROPE IN THE RENAISSANCE
HIST 31550
MEDICINE IN THE MODERN WORLD SINCE 1500
HIST 31543
THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
HIST 41020
NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
HIST 41024
MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY, 1914-1945
HIST 41025
MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY:1945-PRESENT
HIST 41041
HISTORY OF GERMANY, 1871-PRESENT
HIST 41060
COMPARATIVE FASCISM
HIST 41129
THE HOLOCAUST: THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1938-1945
Geography Elective, choose from the following:3
GEOG 32080
POLITICS AND PLACE (DIVG)
GEOG 34070
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 36065
CITIES AND URBANIZATION (DIVG)
GEOG 37040
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37045
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOG 37066
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE (DIVG)
GEOG 37070
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (DIVG)
GEOG 37072
GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA
GEOG 37084
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37085
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (DIVG)
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
GEOG 42053
GEOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
GEOG 42064
SETTLING THE NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT
GEOG 42070
SEMINAR IN ETHNIC, LIFESTYLE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES
GEOG 44010
GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
GEOG 46080
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GEOG 46081
SEMINAR IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30

Political Science Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
POL 10500WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
POL 30002POLITICAL THOUGHT 3
POL 30100AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY 3
or POL 30500 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
POL 30430OHIO POLITICS 3
or POL 30450 URBAN POLITICS AND POLICY
SOC 22778SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or SOC 32400 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
or SOC 32570 INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD)
American Government Elective, choose from the following:3
POL 30110
THE CONGRESS
POL 30120
PRESIDENCY AND EXECUTIVE BUREAUCRACY
POL 30450
URBAN POLITICS AND POLICY
POL 40116
PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
POL 40118
POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS
POL 40183
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
International Relation/Comparative Politics Elective, choose from the following:3
POL 30820
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
POL 30530
ASIAN POLITICS (DIVG)
POL 30540
AFRICAN POLITICS (DIVG)
POL 40540
POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT (DIVG)
POL 40560
HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (DIVG)
POL 40840
COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY
POL 40930
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Geography Elective, choose from the following:3
GEOG 32080
POLITICS AND PLACE (DIVG)
GEOG 34070
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 36065
CITIES AND URBANIZATION (DIVG)
GEOG 37040
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37045
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOG 37066
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE (DIVG)
GEOG 37070
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (DIVG)
GEOG 37072
GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA
GEOG 37084
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37085
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (DIVG)
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
GEOG 42053
GEOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
GEOG 42064
SETTLING THE NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT
GEOG 42070
SEMINAR IN ETHNIC, LIFESTYLE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES
GEOG 44010
GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
GEOG 46080
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GEOG 46081
SEMINAR IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY
History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31035
THE GLOBAL COLD WAR
HIST 31053
MODERN EUROPE, 1815 TO PRESENT
HIST 31102
WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HIST 31106
PROGRESSIVE AMERICA - REFORMERS, CRUSADERS AND RADICALS: AMERICA, 1893-1929
HIST 31107
NEW ERA THROUGH WORLD WAR: THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1945
HIST 31108
RECENT AMERICA: THE UNITED STATES, 1945-PRESENT
HIST 31112
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
HIST 31113
HISTORY OF JAPAN
HIST 31130
HISTORY OF PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA TO 1880
HIST 31131
HISTORY OF COLONIAL AFRICA, 1880-1994
HIST 31140
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (DIVG)
HIST 31141
EARLY MODERN LATIN AMERICA (C. 1450-1820) (DIVG)
HIST 41060
COMPARATIVE FASCISM
HIST 41085
THE SIXTIES IN AMERICA
HIST 41129
THE HOLOCAUST: THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1938-1945
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30

Sociology Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
POL 10004COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or POL 10500 WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POL 30002 POLITICAL THOUGHT
POL 30100AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY 3
or POL 30820 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or POL 40183 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
SOC 22778SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or SOC 32400 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
or SOC 32569 MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
SOC 32570INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD) 3
Sociology Electives, choose from the following:9
SOC 32210
RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
SOC 32560
SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILIES (DIVD)
SOC 32569
MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
SOC 32762
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
SOC 42315
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER (DIVD)
SOC 42478
ADOLESCENCE IN SOCIETY
SOC 42577
SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
Geography Elective, choose from the following:3
GEOG 32080
POLITICS AND PLACE (DIVG)
GEOG 34070
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 36065
CITIES AND URBANIZATION (DIVG)
GEOG 37040
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37045
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOG 37066
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE (DIVG)
GEOG 37070
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (DIVG)
GEOG 37072
GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA
GEOG 37084
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA (DIVG)
GEOG 37085
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (DIVG)
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
GEOG 42053
GEOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY AND HERITAGE
GEOG 42064
SETTLING THE NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT
GEOG 42070
SEMINAR IN ETHNIC, LIFESTYLE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES
GEOG 44010
GEOGRAPHIES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
GEOG 46080
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
GEOG 46081
SEMINAR IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY
History Elective, choose from the following:3
HIST 31035
THE GLOBAL COLD WAR
HIST 31053
MODERN EUROPE, 1815 TO PRESENT
HIST 31102
WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT
HIST 31106
PROGRESSIVE AMERICA - REFORMERS, CRUSADERS AND RADICALS: AMERICA, 1893-1929
HIST 31107
NEW ERA THROUGH WORLD WAR: THE UNITED STATES, 1920-1945
HIST 31108
RECENT AMERICA: THE UNITED STATES, 1945-PRESENT
HIST 31112
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
HIST 31113
HISTORY OF JAPAN
HIST 31130
HISTORY OF PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA TO 1880
HIST 31131
HISTORY OF COLONIAL AFRICA, 1880-1994
HIST 31140
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (DIVG)
HIST 31141
EARLY MODERN LATIN AMERICA (C. 1450-1820) (DIVG)
HIST 41060
COMPARATIVE FASCISM
HIST 41085
THE SIXTIES IN AMERICA
HIST 41129
THE HOLOCAUST: THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1938-1945
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30

Progression Requirements

Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted, students must display evidence of the following:

  • Adequate communication skills
  • Sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies)
  • Basic understanding of the teaching profession
  • Basic understanding of adolescents
  • 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; GPA1 and performance in English studies coursework. Applicants to the Integrated Social Studies major 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 advanced study.

1

Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for advanced study and professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen or transfer GPA for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.600 2.750
  • A minimum C grade may be required in some courses.

Double Majors/Dual Degrees

Students seeking to declare an additional teacher education major in the B.S.E. degree (double major), or in a different degree (dual degree) may have the double major/dual degree approved as long as the following requirements are met:

  1. Approval is received from the academic unit administrating each major. A program of study for those interested in pursuing a double major must be approved in writing by faculty from each major area prior to admission to advanced study.
  2. All required content courses are completed for each major
  3. All required methods courses are completed for each major.
  4. Separate practicum and inquiry courses are completed for each major as listed below:
    1. ADED 42292 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
    2. ADED 49525 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
  5. Students who have two majors from among the following only need to take ADED 42392, consisting of a 16-week classroom experience involving both subject areas: Life Sciences, Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Integrated Science, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science/Chemistry, Integrated Social Studies and/or Integrated Language Arts.
  6. Students who have a second major not included in the list above (#5) will have their student teaching requirements determined by faculty from both program areas at the time the program of study is developed, with a minimum 16 weeks spent in the classroom.

Licensure information

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.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Roadmaps

Roadmaps

 

Economics Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of the term  
!ADED 22275 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Sociology Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ADED 20000 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HIST 12071 MODERN AMERICA: FROM INDUSTRIALIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
Geography Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
POL 10004
or POL 10500
or POL 30002
COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POLITICAL THOUGHT
3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
WMST 30091 KEY CONVERSATIONS THROUGH WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
Economics Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32275 CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES 3
ETEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
POL 30100
or POL 30820
or POL 40183
AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY
or INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
3
Economics Electives 6
History Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42275 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN GRADES 7 - 12 3
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
Economics Elective 3
Psychology Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42392 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
 

Geography Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of the term  
!ADED 22275 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Sociology Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ADED 20000 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
GEOG 21062 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (KBS) 3
HIST 12071 MODERN AMERICA: FROM INDUSTRIALIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
GEOG 39070 MAPPING, SPACE AND POWER 3
POL 10004
or POL 10500
or POL 30002
COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POLITICAL THOUGHT
3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
WMST 30091 KEY CONVERSATIONS THROUGH WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32275 CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES 3
ETEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
GEOG 17063
or GEOG 17064
WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS)
or GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (DIVD) (KSS)
3
POL 30100
or POL 30820
or POL 40183
AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY
or INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
3
International Geography Elective 3
History Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42275 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN GRADES 7 - 12 3
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
Geography Upper-Division Elective 3
Psychology Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42392 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
 

History Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of the term  
!ADED 22275 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Sociology Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ADED 20000 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HIST 12071 MODERN AMERICA: FROM INDUSTRIALIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
POL 10004
or POL 10500
or POL 30002
COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POLITICAL THOUGHT
3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
POL 30100
or POL 30820
or POL 40183
AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY
or INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
WMST 30091 KEY CONVERSATIONS THROUGH WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
20th Century U.S. History Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32275 CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES 3
AFS 35200 AFRICAN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS 3
ETEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
Geography Elective 3
Europe Since 1500 Elective 3
U.S. History Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42275 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN GRADES 7 - 12 3
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
Non-Western History Elective 3
Psychology Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42392 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
 

Political Science Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of the term  
!ADED 22275 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Sociology Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ADED 20000 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HIST 12071 MODERN AMERICA: FROM INDUSTRIALIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
POL 10500 WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
POL 30002 POLITICAL THOUGHT 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
WMST 30091 KEY CONVERSATIONS THROUGH WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
Geography Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32275 CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES 3
ETEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
POL 30100
or POL 30500
AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY
or INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
3
POL 30430
or POL 30450
OHIO POLITICS
or URBAN POLITICS AND POLICY
3
American Government Elective 3
History Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42275 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN GRADES 7 - 12 3
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
International Relation/Comparative Politics Elective 3
Psychology Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42392 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
 

Sociology Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of the term  
!ADED 22275 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HIST 12071 MODERN AMERICA: FROM INDUSTRIALIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
!SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ADED 20000 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
POL 10004
or POL 10500
or POL 30002
COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
or POLITICAL THOUGHT
3
SOC 22778
or SOC 32400
or SOC 32569
SOCIAL PROBLEMS (DIVG) (KSS)
or INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
or MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
SOC 32570 INEQUALITY IN SOCIETIES (DIVD) 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
WMST 30091 KEY CONVERSATIONS THROUGH WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
Geography Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 32275 CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL STUDIES 3
ETEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
POL 30100
or POL 30820
or POL 40183
AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY
or INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW
or CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)
3
History Elective 3
Sociology Electives 6
 Credit Hours18
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.600 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42275 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN GRADES 7 - 12 3
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
Psychology Elective 3
Sociology Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!ADED 42392 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.6%

about as fast as the average

627,100

number of jobs

$60,810

potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.8%

about as fast as the average

1,050,800

number of jobs

$62,870

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.