THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE of EDUCATION
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Robert Birken Rbirken@fsu.edu
Dr. David Funk Dfunk@fsu.edu
School of Teacher Education G107 Stone Building 1114 W. Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32306-4459 www.coe.fsu.edu/sse
COLLEGE of EDUCATION
SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in
School of Teacher Education
SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION Undergraduate Degree
The Florida State University College of Education bachelor of Science Degree in Social science education Program Overview
Social Science Education is a teacher preparation program designed to prepare candidates to teach history and social science in grades 6-12. The program includes coursework in various social science and humanities areas, as well as coursework in teaching methodology. The capstone of the program is the student teaching experience (internship) during the final semester.
Our social science education program is taught from a global perspective grounded in the belief that all members of the human family are created equal. Courses address: • multiple perspectives human beings hold of each other and other nations • acquisition of knowledge regarding the diversity of human cultures and their contributions to civilization
Career Opportunities The Social Science Education (SSE) undergraduate program is designed to produce teachers certified in social studies for grades 6-12. This is an NCATE accredited and Florida Department of Education approved program.
Admission Requirements 1. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 2. Candidates must have completed the following courses: 6 hrs of Liberal Studies History 6 hours of Liberal Studies Social Science EDF 1005 Introduction to Education EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations 3. Candidates must have passed the Florida Teachers Certification Exam (FTCE) General Knowledge Exam 4. Entry to the SSE program is made through an application for admission to the School of Teacher Education, which may be completed and submitted to the Office of Academic Services and Intern Support (OASIS). 5. Upon admission to the School of Teacher Education, SSE majors must meet with our undergraduate advisor, Headley White or our program coordinator, Helge Swanson, to complete an advising sheet as a plan of study.
• the cultural, economic, geographic, and geopolitical interconnectedness among nations and people • consequences of the ubiquity of change • implications of individual choices shaping the future of the world Internship Requirements: Candidates must take the FTCE Professional Knowledge and Social Studies 6-12 exams prior to submitting their application of internship. Internship applications should be submitted to the Office of Academic Services and Intern Support (OASIS). Information on the FTCE exams is available on the Florida Department of Education website or from an SSE advisor. Internship placements are usually in Tallahassee area middle and high schools and are full-time teaching assignments with a cooperating teacher.