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Social Science Education

Learning in action
The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) with a major in social science is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares you for teaching and North Dakota teacher licensure to teach grades 5–12 in history, social studies, economics, geography, and political science, a combination frequently sought out in North Dakota’s smaller school districts. Our classes are small and we offer a variety of course topics unmatched anywhere in North Dakota. Hands-on experience in the public schools ensures you’ll graduate with an expert understanding of the profession.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $62,360 per year. 

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your social science education degree

Career outlook
Employment prospects are excellent for social science education graduates, particularly since the state faces a shortage of highly qualified teachers in all the disciplines covered by our degree.
Get involved
To enhance your classroom learning, you can belong to several Minot State student organizations such as The League of Social Science and Students of North Dakota United (SNDU).
Experienced faculty
The Division of Social Science features well-qualified faculty who are sought after for their scholarly expertise and contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you will need for your career.
Learning environment
You will have access to two dedicated active learning classrooms and advising by full-time faculty.

Teacher education programs at Minot State are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

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