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Social Studies Education

  • Why Teach Social Studies? Some Reasons to consider....
    alumni Deirdre and Bob are proud to be social studies teachers

    Watch the video to learn why UD Social Studies Education alumni Deirdre and Bob love teaching Social Studies!

    The Social Studies Secondary Education Program at the University of Delaware is a rigorous four-year program that prepares you to gain state certification to teach all Social Studies courses in both middle school and high school (grades 6-12). Our program is accredited by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    Students in our program can major in: 

    • History Education
    • Psychology Education
    • Political Science Education
    • Economics Education
    • Anthropology Education
    • Geography Education
    • Sociology Education
    • Africana Studies with a concentration in Social Studies Education
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  • Holly M. Golder
    Supervisor of Social Studies

    ​My history education degree from the University of Delaware provided me with strong content background and the ability to create lessons to meet state and national standards. My connection to UD’s history education program did not end after graduation. The program’s continued help and support has been an integral part of my success in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Andrew Bedell
    Social Studies Teacher, Cab Calloway School of the Arts

    ​My time in the the Social Studies Education program challenged my perception of instruction and gave me an open and friendly environment to discover the teacher I wanted to become. Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim always had their doors open for help and encouragement. Their continued communication and support of me even today is a reflection of their passion for education and the achievement of their students. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of their tremendous program.

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  • Jaimin Carter
    Director of K-12 Teacher Academy Program/ Social Studies Teacher

    ​The Social Studies Education Program's innovative approach to teaching instruction fostered my ability to create and teach high quality lesson plans. Everyone says that your first year is the hardest, but mine felt like a breeze, and I credit it to the rigor and high expectations set by the Social Studies Education program.

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  • Kendall Barger
    Social Studies Instructor

    ​Completing the social studies education program was the best decision I made in college for my career and my proudest accomplishment at UD. The experience was challenging, rigorous, and inspiring. Thanks to the professors and the program they designed, I entered my classroom prepared and excited to teach my students!

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  • Margaret (Maggie) Gammie
    Social Studies Teacher

    The History Education program at UD equipped me with a tool chest full of innovative teaching strategies and detailed content knowledge. I loved the way that Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim modelled enthusiasm, creativity, and rigor for us in the History Ed program. I continue to use their example as the basis for my teaching practices as I enter my 5th year of teaching.

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