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Social Sciences Education, B.S.Ed

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cullowhee, NC, United States
Western Carolina University’s Social Sciences Education Program prepares students to be high school social studies teachers. The structure enables students in just four years to double major in social sciences and history while completing coursework to become a licensed teacher in North Carolina. 
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Overview

Key facts:

  • Courses for Social Sciences Education Program range from history, economics, world cultures and geography to educational psychology and teaching methods. Students complete internships and student teaching experiences with mentorship from dedicated, experienced teachers and guidance from Western Carolina University faculty. 
  • They also have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research conferences and weeklong exchanges with North Carolina A&T State University, assist with high school essay contests, intern at historic sites or work with after-school and tutoring programs. Students also enjoy History Club activities from films to guest speakers, and department-sponsored events including an annual Fall Field Day and spring “Pork-o-Rama” barbecue.
  • Students graduate prepared to seek licensure to teach high school social studies in North Carolina public schools, and more than 90 percent of graduates from WCU’s program are employed in public schools or enrolled in graduate school.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Social Science Education curriculum include:

  • Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society
  • Supervised Internship 
  • Internship 
  • Seminar
  • Methods for Teaching Social Sciences
  • Supervised Student Teaching in Social Sciences
  • Psychology Applied to Learning and Teaching
  • Designing Classrooms as Responsive Learning Communities 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 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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