• Social Studies Education (6-12)

    The Secondary Social Science Education program is designed to prepare teachers of social studies, history, economics, government, sociology, and/or psychology in grades 6 - 12. It is designed to build upon a two-year program completed in liberal arts containing beginning-level coursework in the social sciences and history. It includes (1) the completion of a set of program prerequisites; (2) a professional core of courses that provide the social, philosophical, historical and philosophical foundations of social science education; (3) a sequence of generic courses in preparation for teaching; and (4) additional content courses. The culminating experience in the program is participation in a series of apprentice-like teaching experiences: two pre-internships and a semester-long internship, which allow for a synthesis of the program's coursework and the emergence of a highly trained secondary social science teacher who can effectively disseminate knowledge and skills in stimulating ways and encourage competent and responsible citizen participation. The goals, objectives, and experiences incorporated into the program reflect the current state of professional knowledge in the field at the state and national level.

    Admission to the Program

    Admissions policy, effective Fall 2009

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria. Students who have not satisfactorily completed 60 semester hours of college credit but meet University admissions standards are admitted as Lower Division students (freshmen or sophomores). Students who have completed 60 semester hours or more of college credit and meet COEHS admissions criteria are admitted directly into the COEHS as Upper Division students (juniors or seniors). Listed below are the criteria for admission into the College of Education and Human Services at the upper division:

    1. Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s). An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida's 28 Community Colleges or 10 SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
    2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 in all college level course work taken at UNF and all previously attended institutions.
    3. Passing scores (no exceptions) on all four parts of the General Knowledge Exam as one component of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams.
    4. Three COEHS prerequisite courses, which are: EDF 3.0 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (formerly Intro to Education), EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators (formerly Teaching Diverse Populations) and EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators (formerly Introduction to Educational Technologies).
    5. Students not meeting the minimum admissions requirements for the College of Education and Human Services may apply for admission under the College's Exceptions Policy.



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