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

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. in Social Studies Education (Program B) 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

      Doctoral students in the Social Studies Education program take courses in history, the social sciences, and global education. Required coursework includes advanced seminars on the history and philosophical foundations of social studies education and research approaches to social studies and global education. Students also participate in the research and college teaching activities of the social studies education program.

      Candidates work as:

      • Supervisors
      • Curriculum directors
      • Teacher education personnel
      • College instructors in the social sciences and pedagogy

      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) 

      Visit the degree homepage for more information:

      • Admission Requirements
      • Application Instructions
      • Program Requirements

       

       

      Contact

      Program Coordinator

      Twitter: @UISocialStudies.