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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION

Overview | Social Studies Education

As a Social Studies Education major, you receive a rigorous foundation in U.S. history and world history, psychology, economics, sociology, geography, and political science. To ensure a strong understanding of social studies, you take concentrations in two of the five social studies disciplines, as well as at least two courses in each of the remaining three disciplines.

The Social Studies Education program, which typically takes longer than four years to complete, is designed to meet the license requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of differences among students and individualize instruction accordingly.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan for instruction, incorporating a wide variety of strategies for instruction and classroom management.
  • Students will demonstrate social studies knowledge and application to teaching in history, psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and geography.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and interpret a wide variety of assessments.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in education.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to teach content according to a biblical worldview.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

The Modern World (3)
Cultural Geography for Educators (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Freshman Fieldwork (0)
Foundations of Education (2)
General Psychology (3)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2(
Math Elective (3)
Sociology Elective (2)

Total Credits: 18

Summer

United States History 1 (3)
Developmental Psychology (3)

Total Credits: 6

Semester 1

Instructional Media and Technology (3)
Secondary and Middle School Teaching Methods (2)
Human Relations (3)
Ancient Civilizations (3)
Early American Political Thought (3)
Christian Life, Leadership and Evangelism (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Secondary School Reading (3)
Sophomore Fieldwork (0)
United States History 2 (3)
HUHI 250 or HUHI 335 (3)
History Elective (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 1

20th Century History (3)
American Government (3)
The Exceptional Child (3)
Macroeconomics (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Life Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Historical Method & Philosophy (3)
Junior Practicum (0)
American Constitutional History (3)
State and Local Government (3)
Microeconomics (3)
Physical Geography for Educators (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 18

Summer

History Elective (3)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 6

Semester 1

Education Seminar (0)
Pre-ST Portfolio Review (0)
Educational Assessment (2)
Classroom Management (3)
Teaching Social Studies (3)
History Elective (3)
Educational Psychology (3)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Student Teaching (12)

Total Credits: 12

Related Majors

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Teacher Education
English Education

Related Minors

Social Studies Education
Early Childhood Education
History

Potential Career Fields

Social studies teacher
Archivist or curator
Researcher
Governmental relations
Historical site guide
Curriculum development

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Michael Zwolanek

School of Education | Associate Professor
Credentials
MA History, Clemson University
BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

Jennifer Meinhardt

School of Education | Assistant Professor
Credentials
MA History, Bob Jones University
BS History Education, Maranatha Baptist University
BS English Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Christine Lincoln

School of Education | Professor
Credentials
EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University
MEd Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
BS Elementary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

David Handyside

School of Education | Associate Professor
Credentials
MEd Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois
BS Elementary Education, Cedarville University

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