Social Studies Education

The field of social studies education demands reflective practitioners with a broad foundation in the liberal arts and specific knowledge in each of the seven disciplines. The social studies education major equips students with this core content knowledge while also providing multiple opportunities for critical thinking about the various ways we construct knowledge and communicate the human experience.

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Typical First Year Schedule

  • PSYCH 125
  • HIST 198
  • HIST 199
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
  • ECON 121
  • SOAN 128
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

Students should focus on general education requirements (and a prospective teaching major, if also pursuing teaching licensure) during the first year.

Students should take EDUC 290: Educational Psychology during sophomore year.

Students need to meet with Robert McClure, Director of Social Studies Education Program, during their first year or fall semester of their sophomore year.

Students do not need to apply to the Education Department Program if only pursuing the major without any additional licensures.

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Informational Events

Week One Information Session led by Robert McClure

April Information Session led by Robert McClure


Associate Professor of Practice in Education – Robert McClure (

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020