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Prospective Students and their Parents

The Social Studies Secondary Education Program at the University of Delaware is a program that is accredited with the highest ranking by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). It is a rigorous four-year program that prepares you to gain state certification to teach Social Studies courses in middle school and high school (grades 7-12). With social science concentrations in History, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, our teacher candidates are well-prepared to enter the workforce.

For a description of the four stages of our program, click here.

Our job placement rate for teachers is excellent, due to our national ranking, program rigor, and long-term commitment to our students. Program graduates are teaching in schools across the nation and abroad. Many have become top administrators and consultants in schools and districts. Our students find that the high standards and expectations of our program enable them to eventually pursue Masters and Doctorate degrees in either education and/or their major discipline.

Careful, early planning will also allow you pursue minor fields and to participate in study abroad programs, in addition to obtaining your degree in Social Studies Education. Obtaining certain minors will enhance your future job prospects, as well as prepare you for future graduate studies. For more information, go to recommended minor fields and M.A. programs.




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Kelsey Grant

2011 graduate Kelsey Grant at Newark High School