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Secondary Social Studies Education

The secondary social science education program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville prepares candidates to teach social sciences (history, geography, economics, and political science) to student in grades 6-12. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students.

Path to Teaching Certification

Candidates earn a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences in the area of social sciences that they wish to teach, a minor from a second social sciences content area, and a minor in secondary education. They also complete one Geography elective. Then they complete the Professional Year – graduate coursework and a yearlong internship that leads to a master’s degree (Master of Science, Social Science Education Professional Internship Concentration).

Click here to review the course of study for the secondary education minor.

Faculty contact: Stewart Waters, associate professor