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You can inspire students to think critically about current events and better comprehend the world around them.

We teach future social studies teachers to think about facts, such as historical dates, events, names, and places, as if they are building blocks. As a social studies teacher, you can help students use these blocks to put current events into context and build a broader understanding. 

 

It is important to give students intentional exposure to cultures they see through globalization in the world today. The framework for teaching social studies, developed by faculty in our program, reflects this.

 

Why Choose UK Secondary Social Studies Education?

  • You will use your knowledge in balanced ways to prepare all students you work with for success in and after high school.
  • You will be equipped and inspired to prepare your future students (grades 8-12), teaching history, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • You will be taught by leading faculty in the field.
  • Gain the adventage of joining the EdLife Living Learning residential program. 

 

Please note: The program leads to a bachelor's degree, but you also need to complete our Master's with Initial Certification (MIC) program to become certified in the state of Kentucky. 

 

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The University of Kentucky College of Education has given me the confidence to make a difference in the lives of my future students. I will be a more understanding and influential teacher, because of my time here at UK.

Emily Livingood

2019 Secondary Social Studies Graduate

Graduation Requirements

To recieve the B.A. degree in Secondary Social Studies Education, studets must: (1) complete the UK Core requirements; (2) complete the graduation compomposition and communication requirement program related studies courses; (3) complete program related studies; (4) complete major courses, and (5) complete minor courses.


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