Social Studies Education (B.S.)

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Social Studies Education Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

TA Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education is designed to prepare students for teaching grades 5-12 in a public or private school system. This degree program is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Social Studies licensure requirements.

Social Studies Education Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


III. Social Studies Education Major - 60 Credits


All major core classes and education core classes as well as general education English and math classes require a minimum passing grade of a C.

Total - 125-139 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of credits needed for graduation would be toward the lower end of the range of total credits.

^ Requires a minimum passing grade of a "C".

Note: Student teaching is eligible for a Christian Service unit.

This program is subject to change based on the Minnesota State Board of Teaching licensing revisions.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Social Studies Education Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Take the MTLE: Basic Skills


Sophomore Year


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Social Studies Education major. Student must apply and be accepted into both the Teacher Education Department and Humanities and Social Science Department.

Junior Year


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Apply for admission to Student Teaching - Complete Praxis II


Senior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits




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