Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Social Studies Education Major

Major Requirements

This interdisciplinary major prepares students to be recommended by the Concordia College department of education for Minnesota licensure to teach social studies in grades 5-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program

The requirements for a major in social studies education are 52 credits plus 35 credits in education:

Social Studies Education Courses
BUS 201Principles of Global Economics4
GEOG 201World Geography4
HIST 111United States in Perspective to 18654
HIST 112United States in Perspective since 18654
HIST 313Black American History4
HIST 315Indigenous Peoples of North America4
HIST 132European History in Perspective since 15004
or HIST 151 World in Perspective to 1500
PSC 211U.S. Political System4
GS 117International Issues and Global Governance: An Introduction to Global Studies4
PSYC 206Developmental Psychology4
PSYC 357Abnormal Psychology4
SOC 111Human Society4
SOC 217Cultural Anthropology4
EDUC 379Methods of Teaching in Social Studies4
Successful completion of the secondary/K-12 required coursework (see Education: Coursework in Secondary/K-12 Education)
Total Hours56

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.