Secondary Social Studies Students



Below are links to important information regarding the various programs in secondary social studies education at UNCG.   If you have any questions, please email me at awjourne@uncg.edu or contact our STEP advisor, Ms. Ciara Marable (jcmarabl@uncg.edu)

Undergraduates

(**NOTE** For those students entering UNCG during or after the Fall 2014 semester, the GPA requirement for admission into the social studies program/methods is a 3.0.  For those students who entered UNCG BEFORE Fall 2014, the GPA requirement is a 2.75)

Major-Specific Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree with Social Studies Licensure

(You should remain in regular contact with your major advisor throughout your time at UNCG.  Once you decide to become a teacher, you will need to ensure that you take the following courses for licensure.  How these courses fit into your major course of study should be taken up with your major advisor)

NOTE: YOU MUST MAKE A "C" OR BETTER IN ALL CONTENT COURSES RELATED TO LICENSURE FOR THEM TO COUNT!
(A "C-" DOES NOT COUNT).  NOTE THAT SOME CLASSES (E.G., HIS316, HIS308, HIS430, HIS440) ARE ONLY OFFERED IN CERTAIN SEMESTERS.  YOU MUST PASS ALL CLASSES WITH A "C" OR BETTER BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING!

ALL secondary social studies licensure students must complete the following 18 credit hours to receive licensure:
      
        ECO 101  Introduction to Economics (3hr)
        HIS 308  Navigating World History (3hr)
        HIS 316  Interpreting American History (3hr)
        A 300-level History Elective (3hr)
        HIS 430  Historical Methods for Social Studies (prereq: HIS308, HIS316, 300 HIS elective, or permission) (3hr)
        HIS 440 Principles and Practices of Teaching History (prereq: HIS308, HIS316, 300 HIS elective, or permission) (3hr)

HISTORY MAJORS must complete an additional 15 hours hours of social science electives.  They should choose five (5) courses in at least three (3) different social science disciplines. (Many of these classes satisfy general education requirements)
   
        Anthropology: ATY 213, 258, 315, 325, 330, 333, or 335
        Geography: GEO 104, 105, 106/106L, 114, 306, 344, 491, 560, or other regional course
        Political Science: PSC 100, 260, or 290
        Psychology: PSY 121, 230, 240, 250, 260, 280, or 385
        Sociology: SOC 101, 202, 323, 335, 344, 362, 365, 420

New Secondary Education Course Requirements

NOTE: YOU MUST MAKE A "C" OR BETTER IN ALL PEDAGOGICAL CLASSES RELATED TO LICENSURE. (A "C-" DOES NOT COUNT).  NOTE THAT MOST CLASSES ARE ONLY OFFERED IN CERTAIN SEMESTERS.  ALL CONTENT AND PEDAGOGICAL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A "C" OR BETTER BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING.

ALL Secondary Social Studies Education Majors will take the following courses:

FALL JUNIOR YEAR:
TED 445  Human Diversity (3hr plus 25 hour internship; MUST be taken this semester)
TED 401  Human Development Module (1hr; online; only offered in fall semesters)
ERM 401  Assessment Module I (1hr; online; only offered in fall semesters)

SPRING JUNIOR YEAR:
LIS 120  Instructional Technology (1hr; online; can be taken anytime during program, including the summer)
TED 403 Teaching English Language Learners Module (1hr; online; only offered in spring semesters; a combined 25 hour internship attached to TED 403 and SES 401)
SES 401  Teaching Students with Special Needs Module (1hr; online; only offered in spring semesters; a combined 25 hour internship attached to TED 403 and SES 401)
ERM 402 Assessment Module II (1hr; online; only offered in spring semesters)

FALL SENIOR YEAR:
TED 535  Literacy in the Content Area (3hr; can be taken anytime during the program, including the summer)
TED 553 Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Social Studies  (3hr plus 50 hour internship; prereq: TED 445 and 2.75 minimum GPA; MUST be taken this semester)
ERM 403 Assessment Module III (1hr; online; only offered in fall semesters)

SPRING SENIOR YEAR:
TED 465 Student Teaching (12hr; MUST be taken this semester; ALL other coursework must be completed prior to this date)

Important Forms & Resources
 
Application for Admission into the Teacher's Academy (link for application is on the right hand side of page)
**You MUST apply for admission to the Teacher's Academy before the start of classes the PREVIOUS semester to be eligible for student teaching. (i.e. if you are planning on student teaching in the spring semester, you must be admitted to the Teacher's Academy before the first day of classes the preceding Fall semester--Dr. Cooper will             explain this in TED445)    

Application for Criminal Background Check.  This is a requirement for student teaching and internships.  You need to apply for a background check when you apply to the Teacher's Academy

Application for Student Teaching
 **Applications for student teaching MUST be submitted one year in advance.  Applications for Spring student teaching must be submitted by February 15th, one year in advance.

Application for Undergraduate NC Licensure
** Submit application to Teacher's Academy 4 to 6 weeks before degree is completed, not earlier. Do NOT mail anything to the North Carolina Department of Education
            
Teacher's Academy Undergraduate Handbook

M.Ed. Classroom Practice Track (CPT) Students

Program Requirements and Required Classes

Application for Student Teaching (link for application is on the right hand side of page)
**Applications for student teaching MUST be submitted one year in advance.  Applications for Spring student teaching must be submitted by February 15th, one year in advance.

Application for Graduate NC Licensure
**Submit application to Teacher's Academy 4 to 6 weeks before degree is completed, not earlier.  Do NOT mail anything to the North Carolina Department of Education

Advanced Competencies Portfolio Requirements (Required for M.Ed. Candidates)
**This is your culminating project for the M.Ed. Degree and will also be used to determine licensure          


Teacher's Academy Graduate Handbook

TED M.Ed. Handbook

M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Track (TLT) Students

Program Requirements and Required Classes

Application for M-Level Licensure

Teacher's Academy Graduate Handbook

TED M.Ed. Handbook

Lateral Entry and NC Teach Students

Lateral Entry and NC Teach Students will follow the programs designed for them by the Teacher's Academy