Jul 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Social Studies Teacher’s Certificate Program (BA)


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Program advisor:  Dr. A. Whitlock (EDU)

The Social Studies Teacher’s Certificate Program (TCP) is designed to meet the needs of future teachers of secondary social studies.  This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.  The Social Studies TCP major is a comprehensive group major.  No minor is required.

Completition of the Social Studies TCP major is required. A minor that complements the declared major and/or develops a greater knowledge base or skill level is highly recommended. Note: Students who which to add an endorsement in an area beyond the major must complete an approved TCP program in that area.

Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course. 

In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, minimum GPA of B- (2.7) or higher in the major, minor (if appropriate), the professional coursework and overall, are required. Further throughout the program teacher education candidates will be assessed on dispositions a minimum of four times and complete a dispositions interview. Those who do not meet dispositional expectionns may be required to fulfill a professional development plan and/or may be removed from the program.

Discipline-Specific Requirements


A. Introduction to Social Sciences (3 credits)


B. Core Disciplinary Sequence (55 credits)


C. Social Studies State Certification Test Preparation (1 credit)


D. Additional Requirements


Note


This program is a Comprehensive Group Major; no teacher’s certificate minor is required. 

Professional Requirements


A. Course Requirements


B. Transition Requirements


Acceptance to Phase II

  1. Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 30 credits in the major.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Successful completion of the SAT or ACT, with scores on file with the University’s Certification Officer.
  4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Acceptance to Phase III

  1. Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), including at least 90% of the major requirements.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Recommendation for Teacher Certification

  1. Completion of at least 120 credits, including all major requirements.
  2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
  3. Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major, with a passing score on the major area test.
  4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
  5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.
     

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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