Students who wish to teach social studies in Ohio public high schools can prepare to do so at Wright State University by first earning a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education through the College of Liberal Arts. This degree gives the student the expertise in social studies so that they can teach the whole range of socials courses offered in middle and high schools. With a strong foundation, graduates from Wright State University will enter the job market with a competitive advantage.
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education is a challenging academic program integrating all social science disciplines. Students will take a great deal of history and political science courses, so that they can teach History and American Government classes, but also courses in such disciplines as economics, sociology and geography.
While the program stresses academic content, social science education majors must also take education courses. These include time observing teachers in a school close to their home, organized through the College of Education and Human Services. In their senior year, students take a test called the Ohio Assessments for Educators in the social sciences as a prerequisite for acceptance into any licensure program. Students may then pursue their teaching license and MA in Education in one calendar year with the College of Education and Human Services, or at any teacher-training program in the US.
View Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.