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Integrated Social Studies Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Integrated Social Studies Education from Youngstown State University (YSU) is designed to prepare you to teach social studies in secondary schools. In this program, you'll get an overview of the disciplines that make up the social sciences in order to teach them in your very own classroom.

In this program, you will concentrate on geography, history, political science and economics coursework. Your coursework will begin with a First Year Experience course that will provide you with everything you need to know about YSU and the Integrated Social Studies Education program. You will complete an Introduction to Education class where you will have an opportunity to tutor high school students.

Graduates with Integrated Social Studies Education from Youngstown State University (YSU) will be able to:

  • understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
  • know and understand the content area for which they have instructional responsibility.
  • understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.
  • plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
  • create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
  • assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
  • collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning. Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography
  • Geography of Europe
  • World Civilization to 1500
  • World Civilization from 1500
  • Turning Points in United States History 
  • Nineteenth Century America
  • Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present
  • Contemporary World Governments
  • Model United Nations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    67

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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 online application form, please check the notes.
  • A nonrefundable $45 (US) application fee. 
  • Applicants must have graduated from high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test to be considered for admission. 
  • Submit a high school transcript and American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores.  
  • Applicants must have a high school grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 point scale, have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or a combined SAT score of 920 or higher from the evidence-base writing and reading test, and the math test to be admitted unconditionally.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of passport page showing Photo, Name, Date of Birth, citizenship, etc.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form
  • Supporting Financial documents, e.g. bank statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14249 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14249 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8249 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Youngstown

  • 787 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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