Social Studies Education
The Social Studies Education Program, a combination of a Social Science Major and Secondary Education minor, prepares candidates for becoming 5-12 social studies teachers and attaining the 5-12 social studies license. This program includes both foundational coursework as well as a student teaching experience.
What You'll Gain
At the completion of this program, students will have accomplished:
- 100+ hours of field experiences
- An additional 600 hours during 16 weeks of student teaching
- A program approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Opportunities for leadership through partnerships between CSB/SJU and local school(s) during Discover Your Future
Interested in the courses that this program includes? Check out the content (major) courses and education (department) courses here.
Admission to Social Studies Education
Interested in the Social Studies Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare.
For students pursuing a Minnesota teaching in 5-12 Social Studies Education, Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations are also required. Students must complete the following exams:
For more information regarding licensing, please see "Apply for Licensure." Additional questions regarding licensing can be directed to the Program Coordinator. Teacher candidates are reminded of MTLEs prior to student teaching and receive instructions on the application to their license near the completion of their student teaching experience. It is recommended that teacher candidates complete the MTLEs for their applicable license just prior to student teaching. Spring student teachers should be especially proactive in registering early for these examinations.