College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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

A bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, upper-level requirements, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Macroeconomics (3)
Introduction to Psychology (3)
Required Content Courses
HIS 215Introduction to History3
GE 101Human Geography2
HIS 235USA to 18773
HIS 238USA since 18773
HIS 268Introduction to Latin America3
HIS 289European History 3
POL 132Government and Politics3
SOC 151Introduction to Sociology3
Select any 300 or 400 level HIS/POL course3
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 472Student Teaching15
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas3
Total Credits65

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