Teaching Social Studies
In response to changes in federal and state licensure, the University of Southern Indiana no longer offers a Social Science Secondary Education Major. Students choosing to teach social studies in secondary schools need to choose a content area major, and complete the minor in secondary education.
Social Studies subject areas recognized by Indiana include:
- Geographic Perspectives
- Government and Citizenship
- Historical Perspectives
In addition to the major area, students may choose to license in an additional area. A minor in this additional area is recommended.
Minor in Secondary Education
Requirements for Admission
- A bachelor’s degree (in the subject to be taught, for secondary licensure);
- documentation of proficiency in reading, mathematics, and writing (ACT of 24 or more; SAT verbal and math of 1100 or more; SAT of verbal, math, and writing of 1500 or more; PRAXIS I scores that meet Indiana minimums);
- GPA of 2.75 (or 2.5 with documentation of five years of professional experience);
- for secondary Initial Licensure Alternative Route candidates, passing score(s) on content test(s) required for Indiana licensure.
(Program Requirements and Course Information)