The major provides students a comprehensive program for seeking teaching licensure in Social Studies. The content area for the major is administered by the History Department, while the Minor in Secondary Education is administered through the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS).
What careers can this major prepare you for?
While most students in the program become secondary Social Studies teachers, others go on to graduate study in history, law, library science, international work, the foreign service, the ministry, business, government and archival and museum work.
What skills are developed within this major?
The primary mission of the Social Studies major is to provide students with the content competency to teach Social Studies in secondary schools. It forms the content knowledge basis for students to initiate teaching professions and provides the necessary critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and academic judgment skills upon which to embark on a lifetime of intellectual growth.
A comprehensive program for students seeking teaching licensure in Social Studies is administered through the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS). Interested students are required to fulfill a Minor in Secondary Education, which is administered by the COEHS. See also Education, Adolescent and Young Adult with Licensure, Grades 7-12 .
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Kelly Wrenhaven, (216) 687-3927; Individual faculty advisors; webpage, https://artsandsciences.csuohio.edu/history/. Students are urged to meet with their assigned faculty advisor at least once every semester.
The Social Studies major will have an academic advisor in the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as assigned by the department. Those seeking a teaching license should have an advisor for education course work in the College of Education and Human Services.
This interdisciplinary major is administered by the Department of History and is primarily intended for students seeking secondary licensure. It provides comprehensive training in history and related social-studies fields taught in Ohio secondary schools. Interested students should also consider pursuing academic major(s) and/or academic minor(s) in history, political science, or economics.
Contact Dr. Shelley Rose, (216) 687-3935 | firstname.lastname@example.org, or the History Department, (216) 687-3920 | email@example.com. Those interested in licensure should contact the College of Education and Human Services.