Students desiring Certification as teachers of social studies should consult with the social studies teacher certification adviser and the College of Education section of the catalog for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
The Teacher Education Professional Education Sequence is undergoing significant change. At the time of this publication, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is reviewing these changes. Please see your academic advisor or Student Services Director for updated course information.
General Education Courses
Note: Students are limited to a total of nine hours in the major in PLSC 450H, 471, 472, 473, 498, 501, 502, and 503 combined.†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be counted in the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.%A grade of C or better is required and may not be taken on the S/U basis (except for EDUC 402). Note that field hours will be required for EDUC 200, EDCO 201, 202, 203, 305, 306, 351, EDUC 401, 402, and 410. EDUC 401 and 402 follow the K-12 public school calendar.
In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the College of Education.Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program. For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website. The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a minimum of a 2.0 in the 57-63 semester hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of PLSC courses in residence at Winthrop University.
For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.
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