If you are interested in becoming a secondary social studies teaching, our Secondary Social Studies Education Program will prepare you to help (in the words of the National Council for Social Studies) "young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world." Our program will help you accomplish the goals of being able to build a teaching philosophy in harmony with professional and societal standards; in helping students to develop a lasting understanding of social studies; to prepare you to create a nurturing classroom environment conducive to meeting the needs of diverse student populations; and to develop your abilities to assess, reflect, and develop professional methods to enhance your skills in the classroom and the experience of those you will teach. Our social studies program also aims to get you "into the classroom" early on in your course so you can see what the day-to-day life of a social studies teacher is really like.
For more information, contact the Social Studies Program Coordinator, Dr. Courtney Kisat.
Carnahan Hall 311