This program in the Africana Studies Department allows students who major in African American studies to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in African American studies with additional course work and professional teacher preparation.
See African American Studies for major requirements.B. Professional Preparation: 38-44 credit hours
Note: Transfer students with credit for PSY 232 or PSY 332 will be waived from the PSY 101 requirement.
The SST senior sequence is for seniors meeting all SST major and program requirements. AED 301 should be taken the fall semester that precedes student teaching (AED 400, 401, and 402). Student teaching is a capstone experience. Students who cannot graduate by the December following student teaching may not register for the AED 400, 401, 402 sequence.
To be eligible for student teaching, students must have been accepted into the adolescence education: social studies (7-12) major by the beginning of the second semester of the junior year and must have senior status, at or near 90 credit hours, with 24 credit hours in the academic social science major, which must be officially declared.
Students must also have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher, a grade point average of 2.7 or higher in the academic social science major, and a C or better in AED 300. No student who receives a grade below a C- in any introductory course in the academic social science major will be allowed to enter student teaching until the course has been retaken and a higher grade earned.
Additionally, students must have successfully completed the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR), Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) workshops prior to student teaching.
Spring semester only. No other courses may be taken during the student teaching semester.