Dec 11, 2023  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): History

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) (must be completed with a minimum grade of 3.0)
  • one course in American history
  • one course in European history
  • one course in African, Asian or Latin American history

4. No more than 12 credits in independent study (HST 391 and HST 491) may be counted toward the major

5. At least 20 credits in history courses must be taken at Oakland.

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

 ,  ,  , FE 406 , and  . Extended study including  ,   and   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)

10. Required course