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’s Baptist Christian Social Studies Education degree program 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
|Freshman Fieldwork||0||Foundations of Education||2||United States History 1||3|
|The Modern World||3||General Psychology||3||Developmental Psychology||3|
|Introduction to Geography||3||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3||English Composition 2||3|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|English Composition 1||3||Math Elective||3|
|Instructional Media & Technology||3||Secondary School Reading||3|
|Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods||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|
|Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism||3||Baptist Heritage||3|
|20th Century History||3||Teaching Social Studies||3||History Elective||3|
|National Government||3||Junior Practicum||0||Bible Elective||3|
|The Exceptional Child||3||American Constitutional History||3|
|Macroeconomics||3||State and Local Government||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Microeconomics||3|
|Life Science Elective||3||Intro to Physical Geography||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Student Teaching||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Historical Method & Philosophy||3|