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When do I apply to student teach?
Spring semester of your Junior year, during February.
How do I apply to student teach?
The application procedure and forms will be available each January on this site's homepage.
When am I allowed to student teach?
Only during the spring semester of your Senior year after you have taken HIST 491.
When do I take HIST 491 ("Planning a Course of Instruction")?
During the fall semester of your Senior year,
the semester prior to your spring student teaching semester. You can
register for this course only if you have applied for and have been
accepted for student teaching (see question #1).
When should I begin taking my professional education courses?
Begin taking EDUC413,
EDUC414 and EDUC419 in your sophomore
year. We recommend taking EDUC 414 & EDUC 419 before EDUC 413.
When do I begin to work in schools?
You should begin in your sophomore year. EDUC419 and EDUC413
include practicums in which you will observe and work in Middle and High School
classrooms, HIST316 also includes a practicum. Each of these courses requires
you to set a block of time aside to make your school visits. Our program offers various school practicums.
When do I take EDUC420 and HIST492?
Take EDUC420 ("Reading in the Content Area")
& HIST492 (Integrating Instructional Technology into Social Studies
Teaching) during the fall semester of your senior year.
Can I take any other courses besides HIST491 during the fall of my senior year?
Yes, you may take a full load of courses along with HIST 491 in the fall of your Senior year.
Can I take extra courses while I student teach?
You are allowed to ONLY take the following courses in the spring of your senior year:
Student teaching is a fulltime job…. do not plan on holding any other job during this semester!
Am I allowed to use courses in my major and related courses to also satisfy my ABCD general Education requirements?
Yes! Our Coursework Matrix provides a list of University breadth requirements.
When should I take the CORE (formerly Praxis I) exam?
Am I certified to teach after I complete the program?
The University of Delaware will issue you a
"Recommendation for Certification" once you finish the program.
Individual States certify teachers to teach, not Universities. Each
State has its own criteria, of which a "Recommendation for
Certification" is one requirement. The Office of Certification and Accreditation provides informaiton for individual state requirements.
Who is my advisor?
Each program has its own advisor who works Social Studies Education students.
What if I do not meet the GPA requirements for student teaching, or decide not to finish the program?
If you are not accepted for student teaching,
or decide not to finish the program, you can change your major by
dropping the "Education" component of your major and graduate with a
degree in your discipline. For instance, you can change your major
from "History Education" to "History" and graduate with a degree in
Will I be able to pursue a minor or minors
while majoring in Social Studies Education? And what about study
Yes to both questions! Careful, early
planning will allow you pursue minor fields and to participate in study abroad programs. Obtaining certain minors
will enhance your future job prospects.
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