Social Studies Education

Studying peoples

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.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

Other options

“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.

Click here for more information on teacher licensing.

Your potential career

  • Social studies teacher
  • International business
  • Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Governmental relations
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Probation officer
  • Administrator

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
The Modern World3Foundations of Education2
Introduction to Geography3General Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3NewTestament Survey2
Christian Life 11English Composition 23
Old Testament Survey2Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
English Composition 13Math Elective3
Music Elective2Life Science Elective3
United States History 13
Developmental Pyschology3
Fall Spring 
Secondary School Reading3Instructional Media & Technology3
Sec. & Mdl Sch. Teaching Mthds2Sophomore Fieldwork0
Human Relations3United States History 23
Ancient Civilizations3Choose HUHI 250 or HUHI 3353
Early American Political Thought3History Elective3
Principles of Bible Study2Baptist Heritage3
Bible Elective2Bible Elective2
Christian Life 21
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Teaching Social Studies3
20th Century History3Educational Assessment2
National Government3Junior Fieldwork0
The Exceptional Child3American Constitutional History3
Macroeconomics3State and Local Government3
Bible Doctrine 13Sociology Elective2
Literature Elective3History Elective3
Bible Elective2
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0Post-ST Portfolio Review0
Historical Method & Philosophy3
Classroom Management2
Educational Psychology3
History Elective3
Christian Life 31
Bible Doctrine 23