College of Education

Social Studies Education/Teaching (Grades 5-12) Major (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Social Studies (Grades 5 through 12).

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
ECO 101America in the Global Economy: Macroeconomics4
HIS 212Introduction to History4
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology4
Required Content Courses
GE 101Human Geography2
HIS 231USA to 18774
HIS 233USA since 18774
HIS 267Introduction to Latin America4
HIS 285European History Since 17894
POL 131Government and Politics4
SOC 152Introduction to Sociology4
Select any 300 or 400 level social science course4
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 352Teaching Grades 9-12 Social Studies2
ED 371Teaching Practicum3
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom2
ED 470Health Education for Teachers2
ED 476Teaching Grades 5-8 Social Studies1
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas (+15 hours HR Activity)3
ED 472Student Teaching15
Total Credits81

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here