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.

New B.A. in Social Studies Education

We have very good news for candidates in our Teacher Education Program!

The Board of Regents has approved a major in Social Studies Education for the degree, bachelor of arts (B.A.). The program of study will be administered by the Department of Teaching and Learning, and the degree will be awarded by the College of Education. For undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, the major will require an approved College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major as a co-requisite.

More information will be available soon. Please contact College of Education Academic Advising if you have questions.

Programs

Overview

Students in the Secondary Social Studies Education program graduate with a B.A. from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as 5-12 social studies teacher certification through the college’s Teacher Education Program. Students in the Social Studies Education program choose two areas of focus, one that corresponds with their major and another in one of the following: history, political science, economics, geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or “all social studies.”

Students seeking licensure in social studies must have a major area and an additional emphasis. See your program guide for additional information. 

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) 

    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

     

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

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

      Contact

      Program Coordinator

      Twitter: @UISocialStudies.