Gain a broad groundwork of knowledge from multiple disciplines and combine them with new pedagogical skills and awareness to be an excellent social studies teacher in a secondary education setting.

Course Requirements


Robert Schoone-Jongen

Robert Schoone-Jongen

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Students pursuing the secondary social studies major must also complete a history major or a minor in economics, geography, or political science (this requirement does not apply to teachers adding the secondary social studies endorsement). Courses are allowed to overlap between the social studies major and the disciplinary major or minor.

Candidates completing this program will be certified to teach social studies, economics, geography, history, political science and American government in grades 6-12 in Michigan.


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