Social Studies Education

Our social studies curriculum looks at the impact of history, politics, the economy and society on humans. You, and the students you will teach, are living in an increasingly diverse world; the social studies education program shows you how to identify, understand and work to solve the challenges facing a diverse nation in an increasingly interdependent world. The primary objective of the curriculum is social-mindedness where each area attempts to study contemporary issues and institutions from the viewpoint of advancing human welfare.

Why a degree in Social Studies Education from Missouri Valley?

We believe that you build knowledge through meaningful interactions rather than acquiring facts. We’ve developed our program around this theory and we teach you how to incorporate this principle into your own teaching practice. Major elements of our program include field experiences within schools and classrooms, in-class discussions, individual unit/lesson planning and assessment development. We emphasize the use of technology in the classroom and model the use of Smartboards, presentation software, digital data projectors and more. Our faculty have years of experience in classrooms and in administrative roles in school districts throughout the U.S. Our program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The teacher education programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Education.

Career Possibilities

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Technology Coordinator
  • Coach

Graduate Program Possibilities

  • Education

Courses & Concentrations

Degree in Social Studies Education

Successful completion of the social studies education major will lead to certification to teach high school social studies.


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Faculty

Dr. Earl Wellborn
Dean of the Division of Education
Professor of Education

Social Studies Education Beyond the Classroom


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