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Social Studies Education Major

Major Overview

50-52 credits + education course work

Why Social Studies Education?
Social scientists share a common interest in observing, describing, and explaining social phenomena, including cultures, institutions, organizations, groups, and individuals. A major in Social Studies Education is designed to serve students who seek certification to teach social studies in secondary schools and who need an overview of the disciplines represented in the social sciences. Licensure requirements are subject to change; therefore, students considering teaching in this area should be in continuous contact with the chair of this program and the school of education for a list of required courses.

Please Note: Students considering teaching in this area should be in contact with the chair of this program and the education department. Students should also check each semester for possible changes in course work required of them as they work toward certification at the university.

Career Options
A majority of our graduates pursue classroom teaching in public or private middle or high schools; others go on to seek advanced degrees in special education, literacy, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, school counseling or school psychology.

High School Preparation
Comparative government & politics; human geography; microeconomics; U.S. government & politics; U.S. history

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:

Tycho de Boer, Ph.D.
Chair, History Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1419
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6995
tdeboer@smumn.edu

Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612
ssorvaag@smumn.edu