History & Social Science Teacher Education

History is the story of life and what it means to be alive. 

Mathematics major Nathan Schroeder '21, left, history major Jordan Ball '21 and history m... Mathematics major Nathan Schroeder '21, left, history major Jordan Ball '21 and history major Kieren Marshall '21 are earning an Illinois secondary teaching licensure to become high school teachers.

History and social science teachers help students understand complex issues by developing their skills in researching, evaluating, and assessing complex and often conflicting information.

A two-part approach

The history major with teacher education is designed to give students a broad background in historical knowledge coupled with knowledge about how to teach young people. Students sharpen their analytical and writing skills throughout the coursework as a history major and through the teacher licensure coursework in the Educational Studies Department. 

Community connection

Community is an integral part of teacher preparation at Monmouth. Students’ time in the preparation program involves working closely with an area high school social science teacher during the practicum work in their classroom. The preparation at Monmouth will conclude with a semester-long student teaching experience in a high school social science classroom.

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