academics

Social Studies Teaching

Coordinator: Michael J. Mullin

The Social Studies Teaching (SST) major is available for those students who wish to become certified in this area for the state of Minnesota ONLY. Completion of this program will not lead to teacher certification in the state of South Dakota in this area. Students must double major with either History or Government/International Affairs as their first major.

Social Studies Teaching Major:

Certification Requirements for Minnesota: 74 credit hours, (consisting of three components)
Required Courses: 28 credit hours
ECON 120 — Principles of Economics I (3 cr)
GOVT 200 — American Government (3 cr)
HIST 111 — Western Civilization II (3 cr)
HIST 120 — The American Experience to 1877 (3 cr)
HIST 121 — The American Experience since 1877 (3 cr)
PSYC 115 — General Psychology (3 cr)
SOCI 110 — Contemporary Society (3 cr)
ANTH — Elective course (3 cr)

Elective Area of Concentration: A minimum of four additional courses in one area
Government: (four courses)
GOVT 110 — Introduction to Government (3 cr)
GOVT 290 — Criminal Law (3 cr)
GOVT 320 — Political Philosophy (3 cr)
One of the following courses:
GOVT 120 — Politics in a Diverse World (3 cr)
GOVT 235 — American Foreign Policy (3 cr)
GOVT 345 — Identity Conflict and World Politics (3 cr)

History: (four courses)
HIST 251 — Methods and Philosophies of History (3 cr)
HIST 300 — Revolutionary America (3 cr)
–or–HIST 303 — History of the American West
–or–HIST 315 — Recent US History
HIST 325 — History of Modern Europe (3 cr)
–or–HIST 345 — Ireland North and South
–or– HIST 355 — Hitler and the Holocaust
HIST — Elective course (3 cr)

Teacher certification courses: 23 credit hours, plus student teaching