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Social Studies Education & History Major

A major in Social Studies Education and History at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of teaching social studies. As you consider an array of colleges with Social Studies Education and History majors near you in the Midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Social Studies Education and History taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College Social Studies Education and History degree will help you make workable connections between historical perspectives and effective teaching techniques. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a Social Studies Education and History career. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education and History, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in teaching middle school, high school, and countless other areas. Students who major in Social Studies Education will simultaneously earn a History degree. 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. 

Future History Teacher, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • Historical Perspectives
  • Citizenship and Government
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • Teaching middle and high school

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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Teacher Technology Training

Social Studies Education & 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

Featured Staff

Grace College History Professor Jared Burkholder Contributes to Faith and History Devotional

Jared Burkholder, Ph.D.

Professor of American and World History; Program Director, History and Political Science
Laurinda A. Owen, Ph.D. Vice President of Academic Affairs

Laurie A. Owen, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Education; Chair, Secondary Education; Director of Student Teaching

job placement in full-time teaching for 2017-2018


there are Grace College student recipients of the Dennis Beadles Pre-Service Teaching Award by the Indiana Conference for the Social Studies


student participation in Social Studies Advocacy with the community and with other educators

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“The School of Education at Grace College did a great job at making the concept of teaching with service, love, and grace at the center… Grace offered some really meaningful classes that not only gave students the practical tools they needed, but the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ such tools fulfill both educational and heart goals.”

Anna Jank, Grace College Student

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