The secondary teacher education in social studies licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of high school students studying social studies. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

To complete the secondary grades teacher education program and earn licensure in social studies for grades 9-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.

From the General Education Requirements


Concentration in Major


(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Non-Western History chosen from the following (6 credits):

Or from special studies courses that may be offered in the history of Africa and the Middle East and other non-Western areas

20th century history selected from the following:

Geography course selected from the following:

12 credit hours of courses selected from the following or from the GEO courses above:

or approved electives from anthropology, economics, human geography, politics or sociology.

Professional Education Requirements


Professional Education, General

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods

Internship – last semester of teacher education program

Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490.

Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, & International Studies Department
214 Lux Hall
(919) 760-8089
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