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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Geography, Teacher Licensure, B.A.

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The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences , in collaboration with the College of Education and the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education , offers a program of geography and professional education courses to prepare students for a North Carolina (9-12) teaching license. Students interested in teaching social studies in the public schools should declare this interest during the first semester of the Sophomore year to obtain appropriate advising and prepare for formal admission to the Minor in Secondary Education . Students should contact the advisor for teacher education within the department, as well as the Office of Teacher Education Advising, Licensure and Recruitment (TEALR) in the College of Education, for information about the requirements for admission to teacher education, coursework, and the culminating student teaching experience. Additional information about teacher education may be found in the College of Education  section of this Catalog.

Course Requirements

Students seeking teacher licensure in Comprehensive Social Studies must complete the requirements for the B.A. in Geography , including 17 hours in required coursework and 19 elective hours. 

Licensure in Comprehensive Social Studies requires an additional 18 hours consisting of:

Grade Requirements

In addition to requirements set by the College of Education, students must have earned a GPA of 2.5 or above in all social studies courses for admission to student teaching and ultimately for licensure.

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