Social Science Education

Helping young people understand human society and social relationships.

Nathan Schroeder '21, Jordan Ball '21 and Kieren Marshall '21 earned Illinois seconda... Nathan Schroeder '21, Jordan Ball '21 and Kieren Marshall '21 earned Illinois secondary teaching licenses to become high school teachers.

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

A true liberal arts major

The Social Science Education major is designed to give students a broad background in history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and political science, with a concentration in one of these content areas. The program couples this content knowledge with pedagogy about how to teach young people so that students are prepared to be a high school teacher in the social sciences. 

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.