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    Social Studies Education (Broad Field) Major (Early Adolescence-Adolescence certification) - BS

    Admission requirements for STEP Program

    (Teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence)

    54-64 credits

    Choose either Option A (content major) or Option B (content minor) below:

    Option A (content major) 57-64 credits

    37-44 credit major in geography education, history education, political science education, or sociology education37-44
    20 credits, with a minimum of three credits, from any two of the following areas outside of the major:20
    Economics
    Geography
    History
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Sociology
    Total Credits57-64

    Note: Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments and EFN 200 Cooperatives to fulfill statutory licensing requirements. Credits do not count toward the social studies education (broad field) major.

    Candidates must also complete additional teacher education requirements listed in the STEP Program core.

    Option B (content minor) 54-60 credits

    18-24 credit minor in one of the following:18-24
    Economics Education
    Geography Education
    History Education
    Political Science Education
    Psychology Education
    Sociology Education
    32 credits with a minimum of three credits from three of the subject areas outside of the minor selected from the following:32
    Economics
    Geography
    History
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Sociology
    ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/PSY/SOC 408Teaching and Learning History & Social Studies in the Secondary School4
    Total Credits54-60

    Note: Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments and EFN 200 Cooperatives to fulfill statutory licensing requirements. Credits do not count toward the social studies education (broad field) major.

    All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for teacher certification programs), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

    Baccalaureate degrees

    Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

    1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
    2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
    3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
    4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UW-L as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor  do courses from two-year schools.
    5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
    6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UW-L is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
    7. File a completed "Apply for Graduation" form via the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession  graduates  should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by  December 1.
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    Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

    No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

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