A dual major in Middle Level Social Studies and Political Science is meant to prepare students for a career as a highly qualified teacher education candidate skilled to teach any core subject at the 4th-6th grade level and skilled to teach Social Studies content area in the 7th-8th grade level. For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition to the required courses for Middle Level Social Studies certifications, students can complete nine more credits to recieve a dual major with Political Science. Students may elect to pursue secondary teaching certification (7th-12th grade) in Social Studies content areas.
To successfully complete a dual major with Political Science and Middle Level Social Studies Certification, the following coursework is required:
- 48 credits of Major Requirements
- 47 credits of Education Requirements
- 40 CORE credits
- A minimum of 135 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.