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Associate in Arts Program Advisement Page

Timeline for AA Students

  • You should meet with your advisor once each semester to help you choose your courses for the following semester.
  • Refer to the Degree Checklist for majors in Social Studies Education, available on the web site.
  • Once you decide to major in one of the Social Studies Education programs, print out and bring a copy to every advising session throughout your undergraduate career.
  • Important! Save all graded assignments and syllabi throughout your college career in order to submit the required Learning Portfolio early in the spring semester of your junior year.

Freshmen & Sophomores

______If possible, attend the mandatory Social Studies Education orientation session, held on UD campus each September or October.

______ Complete courses that satisfy general University and College requirements, i.e. Math, English 110, and foreign language courses.

______Important! While completing your Breadth Requirements, it is very important to   “cross- over” as many courses as possible. Look for Breadth Requirement courses that also count  toward the “related coursework” required for your major. Choose strategically in order to graduate on time!  See our “Coursework Matrix” for Social Studies courses that also count as Breadth Requirements.

______ Important! As soon as you have completed your math requirements, sign up to take CORE  Have your score sent to UD (directions on the web site)

______ GPA requirements for admission to student teaching are a 2.75 cumulative and a 3.0 in your major by February of your junior year. No exceptions!

______Go over carefully the instructions for the required Learning Portfolio.   You will be required to submit five entries using work samples and course syllabi in February of your Junior year.

Juniors coming to the Newark Campus

______ *(see note below) Complete EDUC414,  EDUC419 and EDUC413 during your Junior year.  EDUC419 and EDUC 413 each have observation hours in the schools and should not be taken in the same semester. You are responsible for providing your own transportation to your school placement.

______ Complete HIST268 in the fall of your junior year.

______If you are a History Education major, be sure to follow carefully the guidelines for History course levels and regions, noted on the History Education checksheet.

______ The deadline for student teaching applications is in February after the start of Spring Semester (submit one year before expected date of student teaching). You will need to turn in 5 of the 10 learning portfolio entries, as well as completed copies of the paperwork available on the web site beginning in January: www.udel.edu/socialstudiesed

______ GPA requirements: a 2.75 cumulative and a 3.0 major GPA by February of your junior year.

______In consultation with your advisor during the winter and/or spring, you should make a plan to complete all requirements by graduation. No courses may be taken during student teaching other than the required EDUC 400 and HIST 493 . Fall semester senior year, all students have seven required units: HIST 491 (3), HIST 492 (1), and EDUC 420 (3)

______Second writing requirement completed and verified

______Spring: sign up for HIST492 and EDUC420 as part of your fall regimen of classes in your senior year. You will be enrolled in the correct section of HIST 491 by the Program Coordinator.

*Note on education courses: you must complete a PPD test and a Criminal Background check before you can take EDUC419, EDUC413 and HIST491. Go to http://www.ocs.udel.edu/student-teaching/criminal-background-clearances/  for more information.

For clearance purposes, the most efficient way to complete your education courses is to take EDUC419 and EDUC413 consecutively (fall-spring, or spring-fall) taking 419 first. EDUC414 does not have a practicum and can be taken at any time.