Jul 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, STEP

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 C. 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 STEP:History 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 3000 or above and must include

3. No more than 12 credits in independent study (HST 3920 and HST 4995) may be counted toward the major.

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

5. Required education courses

A sequence of undergraduate coursework in education is required, including: 

6. Secondary teaching minor or endorsement concentration

A program in STEP must also include a 20-28 secondary teaching minor or an endorsement concentration. Teaching minors available to History STEP students include biology, chemistry, economics, English, teaching English as a second language (TESL), mathematics, physics, and political science; the endorsement concentration in social studies may be elected by History STEP students only. See below for information on this concentration.

Additional information

Further details on program 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 HumanServices advising office at 363 Pawley hall, (248) 370-4182, or the School of Education and Human Services web site.

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

Students who are earning a STEP: History major are eligible to also complete the requirements for a social studies (RX) endorsement concentration. 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 C. At least 20 credits must be taken at Oakland. Students interested in the social studies endorsement should consult early and often with the history department’s undergraduate adviser. In addition to completing the requirements for a history STEP major, students must complete the following: