Social Studies Education

Studying peoples

But, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, 53 percent of 12th graders leave high school with “below basic” knowledge of U.S. history while only 27 percent are considered proficient in civics. Maranatha offers a well-rounded major to help reverse the trend and teach through a biblical lens. As a Social Studies Education major, you will receive a rigorous foundation in U.S. History and World History, as well as courses in psychology, economics, sociology, geography, and political science.

To ensure a strong understanding of social studies, you’ll take 36 credits of history as well as  6 to 12 credits in the other studies disciplines like economics, political science, geography, psychology, and sociology.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

Other options

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

The History Education major provides the prospective teacher of history with competent knowledge of historical events, as considered through a biblical worldview. With courses in education and history, you’ll acquire an understanding of the global development of civilization as well as solid pedagogical skills for teaching. Get ready to gain experience in planning, supplementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning process. Look over the details for our History Education major.


Our faculty knows education

“If my students only learn one thing from my classes, I hope they would learn to be excited about what they teach,” Mr. Licht said.

“Enthusiasm is contagious.”

Read more about Mr. Licht.



Teacher licensure program

Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.
Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction.

Click here for more information on teacher licensing.


Your potential career

  • Social studies teacher
  • International business
  • Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Urban planner
  • Governmental relations
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Probation officer
  • Administrator

Your potential schedule

Fall
 
Spring
 
The Modern World3Foundations of Education2
Introduction to Geography3General Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3Old or New Testament Survey3
Old or New Testament Survey3English Composition 23
English Composition 13Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Music Elective2Math Elective3
Summer
 
United States History 13
Developmental Pyschology3
Fall
 
Spring
 
Secondary School Reading3Instructional Media & Technology3
Sec. & Mdl Sch. Teaching Mthds2Sophomore Fieldwork0
Human Relations3United States History 23
Ancient Civilizations3Choose HUHI 250 or HUHI 3353
Early American Political Thought3History Elective3
Christian Life and Leadership3Baptist Heritage3
Literature Elective3
Fall
 
Spring
 
Upper Level Status0Teaching Social Studies3
20th Century History3Junior Practicum0
National Government3American Constitutional History3
The Exceptional Child3State and Local Government3
Macroeconomics3Microeconomics3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Introduction to Physical Geography3
Life Science Elective3Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Summer
 
History Elective3
Bible Elective3
Fall
 
Spring
 
Education Seminar0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0Post-ST Portfolio Review0
Educational Assessment2
Classroom Management2
Historical Method & Philosophy3
History Elective3
Educational Psychology3
Sociology Elective2
Bible Elective3