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Timeline/Checklist for Social Studies Education Students

  • You should meet with your advisor once each semester to help you choose your courses for the following semester. Non-history education students may make an appointment to see Dr. Kim, program coordinator, in addition to their regular advisor.
  • Refer to the Degree Checklist for your major, available on the Program web site.
  • Bring a copy filled out to every advising session throughout your undergraduate career.
  • Save all graded assignments and syllabi throughout your college career in order to complete the learning portfolio in junior year.

Freshmen :

______ Mandatory Social Studies orientation session in early October.
______ Complete courses that satisfy general University and College requirements, i.e. Math 114, English 110, and foreign language courses.
______ As soon as you have completed your math requirements, sign up to take CORE. Have your score sent to UD (directions on the web site)
______ GPA requirements for admission to student teaching (2.75 cumulative, 3.0 major GPAs).
______ Save all of your coursework and syllabi for your learning portfolio!
______ Take A & S General Education courses that also count toward your related coursework

Sophomores:

______ Keep your GPA high enough for admission to student teaching. You must possess a 2.75 cumulative and a 3.0 major GPA by February of your junior year.
______ Save all of your coursework and syllabi for your learning portfolio!
______Take A & S General Education courses that also count toward your related coursework
______ *(see note below) Begin to take EDUC courses (419, 414, 413) in the spring.
______History Education majors: take HIST268

Juniors :

______ *(see note below) Complete EDUC courses (419, 414, 413). EDUC419 and EDUC413 both have observation hours in the schools and should not be taken simultaneously.
_______Complete one portfolio entry draft in the fall semester. Make an appointment with the   Social Studies Education Coordinator to go over this draft.
­­­­­­______ The deadline for student teaching applications is in February after the start of Spring Semester (submitted one year before expected date of student teaching). You will need to turn in five of ten Learning Portfolio entries, as well as completed copies of the paperwork available on the Program web site beginning in January.
______GPA requirements: a 2.75 cumulative and a 3.0 major GPA by February of your junior year.
______In consultation with your advisor during the winter and/or spring, you should make a plan to complete all requirements by graduation. No courses may be taken during student teaching other than the required EDUC400 and HIST493 courses. Fall semester senior year, all students have five required units: HIST491 (3), HIST492 (1), and EDUC 420 (3).
______Second writing requirement completed and verified
______ Spring: sign up for HIST492 and EDUC420 as part of your fall regimen of classes senior year. You will be enrolled in the correct section of HIST 491 by the Program Coordinator.
______History Education majors: take 400-level HIST seminar in the spring semester

 

*Note on education courses: you must complete a PPD test and a Criminal Background check before you can take EDUC419, EDUC413 and HIST491. Go to http://www.ocs.udel.edu/student-teaching/criminal-background-clearances/  for more information.

For clearance purposes, the most efficient way to complete your  education courses is to take EDUC419 and EDUC413 consecutively (fall-spring, or spring-fall) taking 419 first. EDUC419 is often offered during winter session as well. EDUC414 does not have a practicum and can be taken at any time during your sophomore or junior year.
  

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