Social Studies Education
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education
The Social Studies Education major prepares students for certification to teach in public or private secondary education. The program is designed to meet the requirements of the state of Missouri, which has reciprocity agreements with many states concerning teacher certification. However, a student should contact his or her State Department of Education for specific requirements.
Students must have 40 credit hours from the following disciplines to be certified by the state of Missouri for public school teaching: anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, psychology and sociology. Specifically, students majoring in any of the social studies must have a minimum of 12 credits in American history, nine credits in world history, six credits in government, six credits in the behavioral sciences (anthropology, psychology or sociology) three credits of economics and three credits of geography. SSCI-336 is required for certification but is not counted toward the major. Consult with the Social Studies Education faculty advisor for additional information about secondary education professional requirements.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to American Government||Analysis of the structure, principles, and processes of the American federal government.|
|American History I||Survey from the time of discovery and exploration of America through the founding and development of the 13 English colonies, the Revolutionary War, the establishment of the United States Constitution and government, the War of 1812, westward expansion and manifest destiny, states' rights, slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.|
|Modern Asian History|
|Colonial America||Study of the settlement and growth of the American colonies and the American Revolution.|
|Methods of Teaching Social Studies||Examination of classroom methods and materials.|
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Dr. Susan Langston is always eager to learn something new, and this love for learning allows her to sharpen those around her. Dr. Langston came to teach at Evangel in the fall of 2012, bringing more than 20 years of public school teaching experience to the Education Department. Before coming to Evangel, she worked as [...]read more
Dr. Colleen Hardy graduated from Evangel University in 1985 and went on to teach elementary school in the Willard (Missouri) School District for 15 years. In addition to being a classroom teacher, Dr. Hardy worked with the state Department of Education, writing standardized tests and participating in the training and professional development for teachers in [...]read more
- Secondary social studies teacher in public or private school setting
|GPA||Achieve a 2.7 or above cumulative grade point average.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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