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Social Science Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Tampa, FL, United States
The Social Science Education program of University of South Florida explores educational foundations and methods to prepare educators in middle and secondary schools.
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Overview

The Social Science Education program of University of South Florida explores the theory and practice of teaching social science education. The objective is to prepare reflective and caring educators. Prepares students for a career in middle and high schools.

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. 

Internship Opportunities

  • Student observations take place in assigned schools, Criminal Background Clearance not required
  • Students teach on multiple occasions in assigned Middle or High School, Current Criminal Background Clearance required
  • Students teach full-time in assigned middle or high school, Current Criminal Background Clearance required

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Middle Grades Social Science
  • Teaching Secondary Grades Social Science
  • Teaching Social Science Themes
  • Global and Multicultural Perspectives in Education
  • Reading and Basic Skills in the Social Studies Class
  • Senior Seminar in Social Science Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the non-refundable US $30 application fee
  • Original or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, national standardized examination results, or other academic course work to USF
  • Official SAT or ACT scores to USF
  • Official IELTS, TOEFL or PTEA scores to USF (only required for students from non-English speaking countries)
  • Earn a 2.8 overall GPA;
  • Complete all general education and state mandated common prerequisite courses with a C- or higher in each;
  • Pass all sections of the General Knowledge Test

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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