Eunice Walker Johnson Division Of Social Sciences And Education
The primary mission of the Division of Social Sciences and Education is to prepare students for graduate school and careers in their fields of study. The Division offers majors in psychology, social work, sociology, and teacher education. Each curriculum has a core course of study in liberal arts in addition to the major course of study. Division faculty strive to service the individual needs of the students, to enhance students? understanding of their own culture and the culture of others, and to develop skills necessary for leadership and service roles in society.
The purpose of the psychology program is (a) to prepare students for graduate study, (b) to prepare students for jobs in human services, (c) to enhance students? understanding of their own culture, and (d) to enhance students? understanding of cultures other than their own. Psychology students study in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Computer-aided experiments are encouraged. Graduates are qualified to enter law school, as well as graduate schools in a variety of programs, e.g., psychology, counseling and guidance, education, and public administration. Graduates are qualified to enter into the Alabama Mental Health system as a Psychologist I. The minimum number of semester hours in major needed for graduation is 33. The minimum total number of semester hours needed for graduation is 125.
The purpose of the sociology program is to provide students with a broad-based preparation for graduate school or employment in a wide variety of social science related fields. The sociology curriculum includes core courses and electives that convey a broad yet detailed understanding of the ways in which the social system operates. Students are exposed to a decidedly global perspective in the study of society. An undergraduate degree in sociology provides broad-based preparation for graduate study in sociology, law school, criminology, government service at all levels, public relations, personnel, public opinion and market research, and other social science-related fields. The minimum number of semester hours in major needed for graduation is 33. The minimum total number of semester hours needed for graduation is 125.
Social Work Department
The purpose of the social work department is (1) to prepare students for entry level generalist social work practice for employment in public and in private social service agencies that provide a variety of human services to all income levels and all groups in society, (2) to support the values and ethics of the social work profession, and promote social and economic justice and human dignity for all people, and (3) to prepare eligible students to apply for social work licensure and for admission to graduate programs in social work. The program consists of the liberal arts foundation and general elective component, and the social work program curriculum. The minimum number of semester hours in major needed for graduation is 42. The minimum total number of semester hours needed for graduation is 125.
Admission to Social Work Program
The Talladega College Social Work Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3457). Admission to Talladega College does not qualify a student for admission to the Social Work program. Eligibility for admission is determined after the student has completed the sophomore year.
The criteria for admission are as follows:
Retention and Completion of the Program
The student must meet the following minimum requirements to remain in the program:
The mission of the Education Department is to educate, challenge and motivate its students to become productive, professional teachers and leaders in society. The purpose of the secondary education program is (a) to prepare qualified persons for entry level positions in the public education system, (b) to provide an avenue through which individuals may gain access to the teaching profession, and (c) to provide a pool of qualified students for graduate training programs in selected fields of teaching.
The Education Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and teacher certification (grades 6-12) in Biology, English Language Arts, History, Mathematics, Music (P-12) and Elementary Education/Special Education Collaborative (P-6). The Teacher Education Program is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (Gordon Persons Building, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 36130-2101).
Admission to Teacher Education Program
Admission to Talladega College does not qualify a student for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Eligibility for admission is determined after the student has completed the sophomore year. Students who wish to pursue a degree in teaching should contact the department chairperson for appropriate information and counseling. The criteria for admission are as follows:
Retention and Completion of the Program
To remain in the program, the student must make satisfactory progress. The minimum requirements are as follows:
State Teacher CertificationTeacher certificates are issued by the Alabama State Department of Education. Students must successfully pass all portions of the Alabama Prospective Teacher Test and meet Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirement prior to a recommendation from the Certification Officer at Talladega College. Students have five years from program completion to apply for the certificate. Once the Class B Certificate is awarded, it is valid for five years and is renewable according to the prescribed criteria. Persons seeking teaching certification in a state other than Alabama should consult with that state?s certification department early in their program of study to ensure compliance with requirements.
Susan Vickerstaff., Dean
Office of Admissions
627 Battle Street West
Talladega, AL 35160
Phone: (866) 540-3956
or (256) 362-0274
The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.