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RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION WITH 7-12 TEACHER CERTIFICATION


WHEREAS, Winthrop University has long offered degree programs in History and Political Science that lead to Social Studies certification; and

WHEREAS, the proposed program in Social Studies Education will combine the existing concentrations in teacher education from the existing majors in History and Political Science into a single major; and provide additional opportunities for students to focus on the subjects of economics, psychology, and sociology; and

WHEREAS, the mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education degree program is to prepare highly qualified social studies teachers to enter the teaching profession; and

WHEREAS, like the mission of the University and its colleges, the mission of the Social Studies Education program is to provide high quality academic preparation for social studies teachers with professional training to provide school districts and secondary students with access to certified individuals uniquely qualified to teach in Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology classrooms across the state; and

WHEREAS, the proposed degree is consistent with Winthrop University's Mission Statement wherein the University seeks to provide “personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina”;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education, with 7-12 Teacher Certification, be established.

APPROVED this the 15th day of February, 2013

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