Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Social Studies 4-8 Option
Description of the major
Students who complete this program are prepared to teach fourth grade through eighth grade social studies and will meet the requirements for the Instructional I certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Practical field experiences in school settings are emphasized to promote the integration of academic course work and professional skills. These experiences provide valuable hands-on opportunities for students to learn about the teaching/learning process and explore the teaching profession. Students must become knowledgeable about the subject matter they intend to teach. They must also learn how to create environments that support the learning and development of young students, enrich individual and group learning, and use a variety of resources, including technology.