BS in Social Studies Education

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The Bachelor of Science with a major in social studies education at Trine University can prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be ethical, informed, and inspired citizens, the backbone of any society.

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

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education - 30 credit hours

• MA 113 College Algebra or higher

• Science elective (3)

• Math or Science elective - 3 credit hour

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• HIS 103 American History I

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• ENG 143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203  or COM 163 Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communication

• HIS 113 American History II

Additional Requirements - 9 credit hours

• UE 101 University Experience  

• Free Electives - 8 credit hours - Electives are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives

Social Studies Content Area Courses - 36 credit hours

Content Requirements

• HIS 203 World Civilization I

• HIS 213 World Civilization II

• ECO 223 Principles of Macroeconomics

• SOC 103 Principles of Sociology

• POLS 113 Introduction to Government

• GEO 213 Physical Geography

At least TWO of the following concentrations - 18 credit hours

Economics

• ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics

• FIN 343 International Finance

• FIN 353 Personal Finance Government & Citizenship

• POLS 313 Comparative Governments

• POLS 333 State and Local Government

• POLS 403 American Constitutional Development

Historical Perspectives  

• HIS 323 The Contemporary World

• HIS 343 American Political Thought

• HIS 263 Indiana History Psychology

•PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology

• PSY 343 Social Psychology

• PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology

Professional Studies (Grades 5-12) - 45 Hours

• EDU 111 Education Exploration  

• EDU 211 Education Immersion

• EDU 232 Educational Psychology for the Middle & Secondary Teacher

• EDU 273 Issues in American Education  

• EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum  

• EDU 303 Instructional Design Learners

• EDU 312 Exceptional Children in the Schools

• EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching

• EDU 331 Literacy in the Content Area Practicum

• EDU 332 Literacy in the Content Area

• EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment

• EDU 411 Middle School Practicum

• EDU 412 The Middle School

• EDU 422 Middle School Methods  

• EDU 431  Secondary Methods Practicum

• EDU 442  Secondary Methods  

• EDU 462 Educational Measurement  

• EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology

• EDU 470 Student Teaching  

• EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar

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