The St. Cloud State University Social Studies Education Program offers a challenging program designed to prepare students for teaching secondary social studies. Students in this major can emphasize (specialize) in economics, geography, history, political science and sociology. Along with their emphasis area students take a broad range of classes in a variety of social science courses to fulfill the Social Studies Licensing Core Requirements. Students in this major also work with the College of Education in order to learn the most recent pedagogical and curricular methods and practices. Through the Social Studies Education Program and the College of Education students are given a number of opportunities to observe and practice social studies teaching in a secondary school setting.
The St. Cloud State University Social Studies Education Program is committed to preparing high quality professionals who will: