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.