Dec 09, 2023  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, STEP

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The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Oakland University is an extended program of study leading to certification. Generally, eligibility for admission to the STEP requires a GPA of 3.00 in both the major and minor, and an overall GPA of 2.80. No single major or minor course grade may be below 2.0. Since admission to this program is highly competitive, it is anticipated that successful applicants will have a GPA in history courses of at least 3.40 (including both OU and transfer credits). Second undergraduate major or degree candidates completing a major and/or minor may be required to complete additional coursework at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums. In any case, all history students interested in the STEP program should consult early and often with the history department’s undergraduate adviser. Students in this program must complete the requirements for a B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and concurrently fulfill the requirements listed below:

2. At least 28 credits must be numbered 300 or above and must include

4. No more than 12 credits in independent study may be counted toward the major

Additional information

A program in STEP must also include a Social Studies (RX) endorsement or a 20-28 hour secondary teaching minor. Also required for either the endorsement or the teaching minor is a sequence of undergraduate course work in education to include SED 300 , FE 345 , RDG 538 and SED 427 . Extended study including SED 428 , SED 428  and SE 501 is also required. Further details on program and admission requirements and procedures can be found in the School of Education and Human Services portion of the catalog and by consulting advisers in the Department of History and the School of Education and Human Services advising office, 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182.

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): Endorsement in Social Studies

Students who are earning a STEP: History major are eligible to also complete the requirements for a Social Studies (RX) endorsement. Only students who have completed the requirements for a History major may be certified by Oakland University to teach Social Studies at the secondary level. Generally, a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is required in the endorsement, with no single grade below 2.0. At least 20 credits must be taken at Oakland. Students interested in the Social Studies minor should consult early and often with the history department’s undergraduate adviser. In addition to completing the requirements for a history major, students must complete the following:

2. Required course

4. Two approved HST courses in one of the following areas

Asia, Latin America or Middle East and Africa (see adviser for options and availability)

7. Required course

8. Required course

10. Required course

13. Required courses

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