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Social Studies Education and History

Department of History and Political Science

Perhaps you’re interested in a rewarding career teaching at the upper elementary, middle school, or high school level. Teaching social studies allows you to combine your individual interests with practical training and classroom experience within a profession that enriches the lives of students. Students who major in Social Studies Education will simultaneously earn a History degree.

Students who enroll in the Social Studies Education and History program will participate in both educational training and social studies content. The concentration in social studies includes historical perspectives, citizenship and American government, and geography. Students may elect to take additional concentrations in economics, psychology, or sociology. All of this is completed under the guidance of both the History and Political Science Department and the School of Education to ensure that students are prepared for a fulfilling teaching career.

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Educational Focus

  • Historical Perspectives
  • Citizenship and Government
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Internship Opportunities

  • All requirements for internships and/or applied learning are met through the education degree. This will include extensive involvement within the school environment.
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Career Opportunities

  • Social Studies is a professional degree which will prepare you for a rewarding career in public or private education upon graduation and state certification.

Social Studies Education and History is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • In Love with Teaching and Inspiration
  • Interested in Helping Students Explore the Past and Become Better Citizens

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Jared Burkholder

Jared Burkholder, M.A., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of History and Political Science; Associate Professor, American and World History
jared.burkholder@grace.edu
Mark Norris

Mark Marston Norris, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Professor of European and World History; Pre-law Advisor
norrismm@grace.edu

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