According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 53 percent of 12th graders leave high school with “below basic” knowledge of U.S. history, while only 27 percent are considered proficient in civics. Maranatha offers a well-rounded major to help reverse the trend and teach through a biblical lens. As a Social Studies Education major, you will receive a rigorous foundation in U.S. History and World History with a total of 36 credits of history. Also, to ensure a strong understanding of social studies, you’ll take 6 to 12 credits in the other studies disciplines like economics, political science, geography, psychology, and sociology.
“The History Education major provides the prospective teacher of history with competent knowledge of historical events, as considered through a biblical worldview. With courses in education and history, you’ll acquire an understanding of the global development of civilization as well as solid pedagogical skills for teaching. Get ready to gain experience in planning, supplementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning process. Look over the details for our History Education major.
Teacher licensure program
Teacher education graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through both the American Association of Christian Schools and the State of Wisconsin.
Our teacher education programs are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
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Your potential career
- Social studies teacher
- International business
- Governmental relations
- Probation officer
Your potential schedule
|The Modern World||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|Introduction to Geography||3||General Psychology||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3||NewTestament Survey||2|
|Christian Life 1||1||English Composition 2||3|
|Old Testament Survey||2||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|English Composition 1||3||Math Elective||3|
|Music Elective||2||Life Science Elective||3|
|United States History 1||3|
|Secondary School Reading||3||Instructional Media & Technology||3|
|Sec. & Mdl Sch. Teaching Mthds||2||Sophomore Fieldwork||0|
|Human Relations||3||United States History 2||3|
|Ancient Civilizations||3||Choose HUHI 250 or HUHI 335||3|
|Early American Political Thought||3||History Elective||3|
|Principles of Bible Study||2||Baptist Heritage||3|
|Bible Elective||2||Bible Elective||2|
|Christian Life 2||1|
|Upper Level Status||0||Teaching Social Studies||3|
|20th Century History||3||Educational Assessment||2|
|National Government||3||Junior Fieldwork||0|
|The Exceptional Child||3||American Constitutional History||3|
|Macroeconomics||3||State and Local Government||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1||3||Sociology Elective||2|
|Literature Elective||3||History Elective||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0||Post-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Historical Method & Philosophy||3|
|Christian Life 3||1|
|Bible Doctrine 2||3|