Equip tomorrow’s leaders with a social studies education degree!
The degree: Teaching methods for societal issues
The Bachelor of Science with a major in social studies education program at Trine University addresses topics such as:
- Social justice
- Ideal and practice of citizenship in a democratic society
- Global connections and interdependence
Extensive field work in methods of teaching social studies is included to help you gain an understanding of the value and use of instructional resources in a dynamic, student-centered learning environment characterized by positive, productive and healthy interactions.
Trine University offers special education licensure programs for preschool through 12th grade, allowing you to add special education licensure within your four-year degree program at Trine. If you are interested in pursuing special education licensure, talk to your faculty advisor.
The experience: Innovative, hands-on learning in real classrooms
Preparing future social studies educators involves courses that cover a wide perspective in historical foundations, psychology, economics and government.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in social studies education program features a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes real-world experience. Our expert faculty educate future teachers in:
Student-centered instruction in a safe learning environment
Evidence-based instructional strategies
Classroom management techniques
Innovative integration of classroom technology so you can earn Google Classroom certification
The result: Be highly prepared for your teaching career
Graduates from the Franks School of Education have demonstrated high levels of success, including:
- 100 percent of recently surveyed principals indicated that Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
- 100 percent of recently surveyed graduates indicated that Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
- 100 percent of graduates shared they would recommend others coming to Trine University to become a teacher
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