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Academic Advising

All students in social science teaching have two homes: their disciplinary department (Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology-Anthropology) and the social science teaching program. Students are advised within their disciplinary department by specialists in their major field. See Social Science Studies Academic Advisors to find your advisor. All social science teaching majors are also welcome to meet with Dr. Michael Shirley, who advises History with Teacher Licensure majors in the history department and has broad knowledge of social studies education, and Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, coordinator of social science teaching.

Major Checksheets

You will get the most out of advising if you carefully review all the degree information on this website (especially the STEP BY STEP GUIDE) and on Dr. Michael Shirley’s website.

Before you meet with your advisor it would also be good to review your degree checksheet and your own personal degree audit. You can run a degree audit in PAWS.  Log into PAWS and then click on STUDENT and RECORDS. Then, click DEGREE AUDIT REPORTING SYSTEM. Click RUN AUDIT on the right side of the screen, and then click on the link VIEW AUDIT. You should then see a blue clickable link with your major and option listed.