The Social Studies Endorsement is an optional add-on for Education students. It can be added to any full license and results in licensure to teach Middle School Social Studies (Grades 5-8).

The credits can be taken in addition to a student’s plan of study, spread throughout semesters as their schedule permits pending prerequisites.

Social Studies Endorsement

Take all of the following

  • ED 3417 Teaching and learning in the Middle School (3 credits)
    Offered only in the fall (online)
  • ED 4737 Content Area Reading (3 credits)
    25 hours of field experience outside of class
    Offered in the fall and spring (online)
  • ED 3580 Teaching of Middle & Secondary School Social Studies (4 credits)
    25 hours of field experience outside of class
    Not offered every semester, check with advisor
  • ECON 2000 Markets and Resource Allocation (3 credits)
  • GEOG 2100 Introduction to Physical Geography (3 credits)
  • GEOG 2200 Introduction to Human Geography (3 credits)
  • HST 1115 United States History II, since 1877 (3 credits)
  • HST 2610 Minnesota History (3 credits)
  • POL 1200 Introduction to American Politics (3 credits)

Student Teaching

  • ED 4840 Student Teaching – Special Fields (5 credits)*

*When combined with Elementary Education (or another full licensure program) you will complete a total of 12 Student Teaching credits.

*If you are already licensed and are adding a Middle School Endorsement, you will complete an 80-hour practicum in place of the student teaching requirement.