Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Social Studies Education Major

The BA in Political Science with Social Studies Education major is completing the approval and accreditation process with the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Department of Education. Please speak with a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for detailed information.

This program prepares students interested in Social Studies and social sciences for teaching at the secondary level. The major incorporates current results from education research, effective curriculum materials, use of technology, and a global perspective in collaborative learning. Program requirements include field experiences and an internship. Interested students are encouraged to contact the department for additional details and information on teacher support programs.

Lower Division (6 credits)

(Common Prerequisites as Detailed Under the BA Degree in Political Science)

  • POS 2041 American Government (3 credits)
  • INR 2001 Introduction to International Relations or CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)

Additional Lower Division Courses (3 credits)

  • GEA 2000 World Regional Geography (3 credits)

Upper Division (30 credits total)

  • POS 3413 Presidency or POS 3424 Legislative Process (3 credits)
  • CPO 3103 Politics of Western Europe or CPO 3304 Latin American Politics (3 credits)
  • POT 3103 Ancient and Medieval Political Theory (3 credits)
  • INR 3102 American Foreign Policy (3 credits)
  • POS 3XXX/4XXX Elective (3 credits)
  • CPO 3XXX/4XXX Elective (3 credits)
  • POT 3XXX/4XXX Elective (3 credits)
  • INR 3XXX/4XXX Elective (3 credits)
  • and Two Political Science Electives at 3000 level or higher for 3 credits each.

And (30 credits)

  • EDP 3004 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • SSE 4383 Perspectives in Social Science Education (3 credits)
  • SSE 3346 Social Science Content and Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • SSE 4380 Developing a Global Perspective (3 credits)
  • SSE 4384 Special Teaching Lab (3 credits)
  • SSE 4942 Student Teaching (9 credits)
  • RED 4325 Subject Area Reading (3 credits)
  • TSL 4324 TESOL Issues and Strategies for Content Area Teachers (3 credits)