The Social Studies Education programs are committed to deepening students' comprehension of how to teach the social and behavioral sciences and history in a diverse society.

The Social Studies undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize interdisciplinary explorations of the social studies. Course offerings engage students in global perspectives, multicultural education, education for democratic citizenship, and social justice issues.

Programs

Overview

The dual degree program in Social Studies Education prepares students for teaching grades 5 through 12. Students earn two bachelor's degrees: a bachelor of arts from the College of Education, and a bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

Admissions Contact

Office of Student Services
310 Lindquist Center
319-335-5359
ask-education@uiowa.edu

 

    Overview

    The M.A.T. in Social Studies Education provides opportunities for interdisciplinary work in history, the social sciences, global education, and humanities related areas. This program is designed for individuals seeking state certification for the first time.

    Admissions Contact

    Office of Student Services
    310 Lindquist Center
    319-335-5359
    ask-education@uiowa.edu

     

      Overview

      Students with a bachelors degree may be eligible to complete a grade 5-12 social studies teacher licensure through the college’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) as a nondegree student. Students with a bachelors degree may also have options for an additional undergraduate degree, or graduate degree, in connection with the TEP.

      Overview

      College of Education added endorsement programs are state-of-Iowa approved, and available to current Teacher Education Program students and in-service teachers.

      How to add an endorsement.

      Complete list of Social Studies Education endorsements

      Contact

      Office of Student Services
      310 Lindquist Center
      319-335-5359
      ask-education@uiowa.edu

        Overview

        This program is for teachers already holding teacher licensure and provides opportunities for in-depth study of social studies curricula and pedagogy, global education, and new developments in history and the social sciences.

        Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

        Application Deadlines

        • Fall Semester—July 15 (April 15 for international students) 
        • Spring Semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students) 
        • Summer Session—April 15 (March 1 for international students) 

        The Social Studies Education Ph.D. program is not accepting new applications.

        New program: Ph.D. Literacy, Culture, and Language Education.

        Contact

        Department of Teaching and Learning
        N259 Lindquist Center
        319-335-5324 (phone)
        319-335-5608 (fax)