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Sociology Education

Anthropology Education University Delaware

EDUCATING FOR CITIZENSHIP IN A DIVERSE WORLD

Sociology is the study of social organizations, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior in the modern world. The Sociology Education degree offers a liberal arts curriculum that integrates teaching theory and methods with courses focusing on contemporary social issues and problems. Students working toward teaching certification in the social sciences will be able to augment their training in pedagogy with sociological content emphasizing inequality, social justice, law and society, deviance and criminology, social correlates of health and wellbeing and disasters and the environment.

 

RELATED MAJORS

Sociology

Criminal Justice

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Law and Society
  • Deviance and Criminology
  • Health
  • Disasters and Environment
  • Social Inequality
  • Theory and Methods
  • Teaching and Motivating Adolescents in a Diverse Society
  • Educational Technology for Teaching Social Studies
  • Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Sciences
  • Teaching Methods

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Middle School or High School Teacher
  • School Administration
  • Museum Education and Research
  • School Counseling
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Social Services
  • Community Work
  • Social Science Research

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Public Policy
  • Educational Leadership
  • Social Work
  • School Counseling

What’s special about this program?

Effective social studies teaching requires extensive content knowledge in different areas of social studies as well as teaching skills. Our strong emphasis on pedagogy and content knowledge prepares our teacher candidates to teach the content of their major as well as the other social science disciplines, including history, civics, economics, psychology, sociology and geography. Even before they begin student teaching our candidates complete over 75 hours of classroom experience tutoring, mentoring and teaching adolescents in local secondary schools. In their senior year candidates participate in a year-long placement in the middle or high school where they will complete their student teaching. 

Get Involved

Sociology and Criminal Justice Club

Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

IAEM@UD

HenLaw Society

Internships

Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH114

Mathematics Requirement

 

SOCI201

 

Introduction to Sociology
UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

Sociology Elective Course

 

 

Economics Elective Course

 

 

Foreign Language Courses

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

EDUC414

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

 

SOCI301

Introduction to Sociological Research

 

 

Sociology Elective Courses

 

 

Anthropology Elective Course

 

 

Geography Elective Course

 

 

Political Science Elective Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Science with Lab Breadth Course

 

EDUC413

Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology

 

EDUC419

Diversity in Secondary Education

 

SOCI312

Theories of Society

 

 

Sociology Elective Courses

 

 

History Elective Course

 

 

Social Studies Elective Courses

 

 

Second Writing Course

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

EDUC420

Reading in the Content Areas

 

HIST491

Planning a Course of Instruction

 

HIST492

Integrating Technology into Social Studies Teaching

 

HIST493

Problems in Teaching History and Social Sciences

 

SOCI400+

Sociology Elective Courses

 

EDUC400

Student Teaching (Spring Semester)

 

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