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, as well as courses in psychology, economics, sociology, geography, and political science.
To ensure a strong understanding of social studies, you’ll take 36 credits of history as well as 6 to 12 credits in the other studies disciplines like economics, political science, geography, psychology, and sociology.
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
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.
Our faculty knows education
“I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom,” Dr. Christine Lincoln said. “My desire is to train quality Christian teachers.”
Dr. Lincoln brings both academic and practical skills to her classes. She taught in an elementary school for 20 years, but also earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Teacher licensure program
Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.
Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction.
Click here for more information on teacher licensing.
Your potential career
- Social studies teacher
- International business
- Urban planner
- 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||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|Music Elective||2||Math 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|
|Christian Life and Leadership||3||Baptist Heritage||3|
|Upper Level Status||0||Teaching Social Studies||3|
|20th Century History||3||Junior Practicum||0|
|National Government||3||American Constitutional History||3|
|The Exceptional Child||3||State and Local Government||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Introduction to Physical Geography||3|
|Life Science Elective||3||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0||Post-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Historical Method & Philosophy||3|