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"This is one of the highest quality programs that NCSS reviewers have ever reviewed.”
In 2003 the National Council of Social Studies gave the highest possible rating to the University of Delaware's Secondary Education Social Studies program. NCSS considers the program to be a model for Secondary Education programs nationwide.



Learning Portfolio Overview

During your freshman year, you should familiarize yourself with the Learning Portfolio requirement and the 10 National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Thematic Learning Standards. Over the next three-plus years, you will examine your courses and course work for content and concepts that helped you to understand each of these ten thematic standards. You will complete a portfolio in which you will demonstrate your competencies in all ten thematic standards.

Here are sample student entries for your review.


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Important Tip for all Social Studies Education Students

Important! Be sure to save ALL graded assignments and syllabi throughout your college career--including your courses in the AA Program!

You will need to provide selected assignments and syllabi in order to submit the required Learning Portfolio early in the spring semester of your junior year.

Create folders (both hard copy  and electronic) so that you can save and access these materials for the Learning Portfolio requirement.