The Social Studies Education certification provides graduates with the skills necessary to teach social studies, history, and other social sciences classes in grades 5 through adult. Students take a variety of content-specific Social Studies courses along with a Social Studies methods course. This methods course focuses on preparing social studies majors to develop and use content-specific objectives and to employ a variety of teaching strategies for middle and high school social studies students during a 20-hour field experience. Students obtaining a Social Studies Education degree may get a History degree if they complete the history thesis (HIST 400).
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