Social Science Education

Love democracy?  Do something about it!  Our program will prepare you to engage 6-12 grade students in exploring historical and contemporary issues of democratic society.  We value the vision of civic competence set forth by the National Council for the Social Studies: “The primary purpose of social studies is to help 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.”

We stress theory-based knowledge, teaching skills, and guided practice in public schools.  We focus on an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.  Our faculty care about their students’ success, and you’ll graduate ready to prepare the next generation of democratic citizens.

Academics

Academics
Programs of Study
Accreditations/Approvals
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Alabama State Board of Education

Research

Outreach

Outreach

Learn more about our Persistent Issues in History Network, or participate in the World Affairs Youth Seminar!

Outreach Initiatives