College of Education

Secondary Social Studies Education

120

Semester Hours

42

Credit Hours/Major Hours

30

Core Hours

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This B.A. includes completion of an approved plan in the academic specialty teaching social studies. No teacher certification is awarded with the B.A. The Social Studies Education program prepares its pre-service teachers with such a model so that their students will succeed as effective language learners and users, equipped with the skills they need to become critically literate citizens, workers, members of society, and lifelong learners.

Careers

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The B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education prepares students for a graduate program in the field education.

Career opportunities in Secondary Social Studies Education

  • Secondary Social Studies Teacher
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What You'll Study

The Social Studies Education program prepares its pre-service teachers with such a model so that their students will succeed as effective language learners and users, equipped with the skills they need to become critically literate citizens, workers, members of society, and lifelong learners.


Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the College of Education, a student must: 1) complete all specific program requirements as listed in this Bulletin; and 2) meet all requirements of the College of Education admission/retention/completion policy. Because most students are pursuing both a UK degree and a state educator license (certificate), it is extremely important that advisors are consulted frequently to be sure that the best selection of courses is made to meet both requirements.


Enhancing Your Time at UK

There are countless ways to “see blue.” on campus, but the best way to maximize your journey at the University of Kentucky is by engaging in an Education Abroad opportunity.

This will allow you to gain a global perspective and enhance future employability. As you take the first step towards investing in your future, we encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. Take a look at some of the options UK Education Abroad & Exchanges office suggests to complement your major! #SeeBlueAbroad

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Contact

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Dr. Kathy Swan

Program Faculty Chair of the Secondary Social Studies Education Program

Professor

College of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Dickey Hall

(859) 257-1893

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