Social Studies Teaching (5-12)

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Social Studies Teaching BS Anthropology BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120
Social Studies Teaching BS Economics BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120
Social Studies Teaching BS Geography BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120
Social Studies Teaching BS History BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120
Social Studies Teaching BS Political Science BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120
Social Studies Teaching BS Psychology BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120
Social Studies Teaching BS Sociology BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to Major is granted by the program. Minimum university admission requirements are:

  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).

Contact the social studies coordinator for application procedures. 

Admission to the Social Studies Program. Students enrolling in SOST 450 must be admitted to the social studies program, a process in addition to admission to the major. Admission to the social studies (teaching) program is limited. Preference for admission to the program is given to students who have a 3.0 GPA and who have had significant global, multicultural, civic, and community service experience. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to prepare for admission to the social studies program.

GPA Policy. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses in the major. 

P/N Grading Policy. No more than 12 credits may be taken P/N. 

Contact Information

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences 
Department of History
Social Studies Program
110 Armstrong Hall
507-389-5718
sbs.mnsu.edu/socialstudies

https://sbs.mnsu.edu/socialstudies/

200 Level

Credits: 2

Acquaints students majoring in social studies (teaching) with the social studies major and fundamental ideas that will help students integrate what they are learning in social sciences and history within the context of secondary social studies classroom.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Designed to provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to social studies. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

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Prerequisites: none

400 Level

Credits: 4

Organization and presentation of social studies in secondary schools. Preparation of units for teaching purposes, examination of materials useful to the social studies teacher. Application of national and state standards to teaching social studies. Prereq: Concurrently with KSP 420

Prerequisites: Concurrently with KSP 440

Credits: 1-6

Designed to provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to social studies.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

Designed to provide students the opportunity to integrate academic learning with professional practice.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-8

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Prerequisites: none