Social Studies Education

The next generation needs to know about the world they’re living in. Crown’s Social Studies Education degree program in Minnesota is for those called to teach social studies in classrooms for grades 5-12 and is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Social Studies licensure requirements.

In order for you to be accepted in this program, you must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) Basic Skills in reading, writing and mathematics. (This will take place during your Sophomore year.)


Why choose Social Studies Education at Crown?


  • Gain valuable classroom experience.


  • Explore and develop your personal pedagogy to take into the workforce


  • Learn best practices while simultaneously providing a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.

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Take students beyond history.

There are plenty of complex topics in subjects like government, geography and culture, so it’s important that students have confident teachers to simplify and communicate ideas effectively. Our teacher education department is dedicated to raising up leaders with powerful interpersonal skills, a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and professional disposition. Together we can raise up a generation of world changers.

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I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.


Nora Xiong



You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Social Studies Education majors have boundless opportunities.


TED Tips (Teacher Education Department) Presentations per year


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Let’s get in touch.

Complete our form and gain access to a downloadable version of our viewbook; read testimonies, program briefs and more!


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TED Tips

TED Tips is a chance for senior teacher education majors to explore different aspects of pedagogy in the classroom. Seniors present their findings of what worked, what did not and how it will affect the way they teach in their future classroom. This is an excellent opportunity to find practical ways to improve the classroom environment while enjoying a tasty dessert!


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You may pair any minor with any major. Here are some minors that may pair well with this major:

1Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC. Select no more than one course from each area.

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What Will I Study?

  • Social Science Methods: Middle School
  • Middle School Practicum
  • Student Teaching: Middle School Science
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Principles of Economics
  • General Psychology
  • American Civilization to 1877
  • World Regional Geography
  • Cultural Anthropology
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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.


Program PDF

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