Social Studies Education

The Social Studies Education Program, a combination of a Social Science Major and Secondary Education minor, prepares candidates for becoming 5-12 social studies teachers and attaining the 5-12 social studies license. This program includes both foundational coursework as well as a student teaching experience.

What You'll Gain

At the completion of this program, students will have accomplished:  

  • 100+ hours of field experiences
  • An additional 600 hours during 16 weeks of student teaching
  • A program approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Opportunities for leadership through partnerships between CSB/SJU and local school(s) during Discover Your Future


Interested in the courses that this program includes? Check out the content (major) courses and education (department) courses here.

Admission to Social Studies Education

Interested in the Social Studies Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare.