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Social Science Education

Learn with Minot State
As a graduate, you will meet North Dakota requirements to teach social studies in grades 5-12, including history, economics, geography, and political science. Our classes are small and we offer a variety of course topics unmatched anywhere in North Dakota. You’ll learn both in and out of the classroom. Hands-on experience in the public schools ensures you’ll graduate with an expert understanding of the profession. The composite skills of the Social Science BSEd will prepare you to teach history, social studies, economics, geography, and political science, a combination often sought out in North Dakota’s smaller school districts.

Career outlook
Employment prospects are good for social science education graduates, especially since the state currently faces a shortage of highly qualified teachers in all the disciplines covered by the Social Science BSEd. Social science majors are sought out by many employers, including museums, state and national parks, public service organizations, and a variety of industries.

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Coursework
Social science education majors focus on core social science and history courses, professional education courses, and geography, economics, and political science courses.
Student teaching
As a student teacher you will be responsible, as much as is appropriate, for the cooperating teacher’s classroom. Extensive hands-on clinical experience will prepare you for success in the classroom.
Get involved
To enhance your classroom learning, you can belong to several 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 instructors 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.

Accreditation 
Minot State’s teacher education programs are state and nationally accredited. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.