Social Science Education (6-12)

Our Social Science Education program prepares pre-service teacher candidates to teach history, political science, and social science in grades 6-12. The program offers two tracks: 1). History Education, and 2). Political Science Education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better in basic general education course component OR a 2.50 GPA from a completed baccalaureate program. 

  • Students must meet all “Gordon Rule” requirements.

  • Students must have a grade of “C” or better in the required courses taken as part of the General Education Preparation Program.

  • Students must successfully complete a criminal background check, have proof of medical insurance, liability insurance and a pre-admission interview by the College of Education Admissions Committee.

 

If you are passionate about history and want to share this knowledge, you might want to consider becoming a history teacher.
If you are passionate about history and want to share this knowledge, you might want to consider becoming a history teacher.

 

Our Programs/Concentrations

This program includes coursework in various social science and humanities areas, as well as coursework in teaching methodology. The capstone of the program is the student teaching experience (internship) during the final semester.

History teacher giving lesson Course Curriculum

Designed to prepare candidates as future history teachers in middle and high schools. The Secondary Education - History Education degree leads to initial teacher certification. In order to graduate from the state-approved program, ALL requirements must be satisfactorily met.

Teacher and student discussing political science assignment Course Curriculum

Designed to prepare candidates as future political science teachers in middle and high schools. The Secondary Education - Political Science Education degree leads to initial teacher certification. In order to graduate from the state-approved program, ALL requirements must be satisfactorily met. 

What is Social Science Education? 

Social Science Education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of historical figures, world events, past civilizations and customs, geography, and more.

Why should I consider majoring in Secondary Social Science Education?

If you are passionate about history and want to share this knowledge, you might want to consider becoming a history teacher. You might enjoy combining your passion for history with your love for children and young adults through a career in teaching. You should have a broad understanding of key historical figures and events in order to succeed in this profession. Good communication skills and a positive attitude are also essential.


What will I learn from studying Secondary Social Science Education?

Students majoring in our Social Science Education Program will develop skills, concepts, and methodologies in the following areas: African origins of civilization, the history and development of the American education system from pre-school to higher education, philosophies of education, and more!


What career fields are related to Secondary Social Science Education?

     
Public School Social Science Teacher Private School Social Science Teacher General Social Science Teacher

 

"The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are."
Maya Angelou
African-American Poet, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist.
Good communication skills and a positive attitude are also essential in becoming a history teacher
Good communication skills and a positive attitude are also essential in becoming a history teacher

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Students seeking program completion from FAMU’s state approved teacher education programs must successfully complete the following requirements:

  • Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program
  • All coursework with the required cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Student teaching experience
  • A portfolio which documents mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs)
  • Pass General Knowledge Tests and all subtests of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE)
  • External evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability
  • Internal evaluation of satisfactory teaching ability

Check out the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)

FTCE Information Here!

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Name Email Phone
Dr. Vanessa Pitts Bannister
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
vanessa.pittsbannister@famu.edu

(850) 412-6659

Mr. Keith Rivero
INSTRUCTOR
keith.rivero@famu.edu (850) 561-2500

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Gore Educational Complex - A 300
Tallahassee, FL 32307
P:
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