Social Studies Education
PREPARING TO TEACH OTHERS THE STORIES OF THE PAST
A Social Studies Education degree includes courses in the
various disciplines of the Social Sciences.
Coursework also includes professional education classes that prepare
students to teach in public and private middle school and high school
IWU’s Social Studies
Education (Bachelor of Science) program provides its majors with a
conceptual framework within which the “what” and the “how” of student learning
can be developed. The program is designed
to gain knowledge of ourselves, our neighbors, and our world to acquire
understanding and to exercise discernment.
Its focus is to inspire life-long
learning in the next generation of world-changers. IWU’s SSE program uniquely prepares students
for certification in three or four Social Studies disciplines and encourages a
minor or a second major in a particular field of study. These program expectations enhance prospects
for employment and equip graduates for advanced degrees. This major is designed to meet the
certification standards of the Indiana Department of Education and the national
accreditation requirements of the Council
for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and is recognized by
the National Council for the Social
If you sense a calling to bring a Christian worldview and
context to your teaching career, you should consider majoring in Social Studies
Education at Indiana Wesleyan University.