The B.S. in Social Studies Teaching degree is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in social science disciplines including U.S. and world history, American government, geography, economics, gender and ethnic studies.
The major meets the Minnesota Board of Teaching standards for social studies and combined with the program offered through the university's Urban Teacher Program
(UTP), provides a path to licensure as a social studies teacher, grades 5-12.
Urban Teacher Program Directory
Teaching Licensure Grades 5-12
Students completing the Social Studies teaching major who wish to earn Minnesota Teaching Licensure for secondary education (grades 5-12) can do so by completing additional course work through the university's Urban Teacher Program. Please note that the university's Education Department has the primary responsibility for recommending students for licensure. For more information, visit the Grades 5-12 licensure for Urban Secondary Education page
in the catalog.