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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- United States History 1 (3)
- Developmental Psychology (3)
Total Credits: 6
- Social Studies Education
- Early Childhood Education
Potential Career Fields
- Social studies teacher
- Archivist or curator
- Governmental relations
- Historical site guide
- Curriculum development
*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.
MBU Program Faculty
Meet some of the people in who lead this program
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BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University
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BS Elementary Education, Maranatha Baptist University
MA History, Bob Jones University
BS History Education, Maranatha Baptist University
BS English Education, Maranatha Baptist University
MEd Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois
BS Elementary Education, Cedarville University