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Secondary Education, BSE - Social Studies

Instill Citizenship Education


The BSE in Secondary Education, Social-Studies option is a nationally accredited program that will prepare you to be a successful social studies teacher in grades 9-12. Throughout the program, you will learn social studies literacy, classroom management and assessment instruction. You will experience authentic classroom instruction through observations, microteaching, and internships. Your hands-on learning experiences through professional research and presentation opportunities will allow you to be competitive in the job market.


Lasting Relationships

The director of the program will serve as your advisor throughout your program, from freshman semester all the way through graduation. This will allow you to be more connected to the program and build relationships within the social studies community that will carry you beyond graduation and into your career.

Student Learning Outcomes

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Secondary Education program to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the content areas required for certification in the social studies.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to provide instruction in the disciplinary fields of the social studies.
  • Meet all Missouri Standards for Teacher Educators.
  • Pass the Missouri Content Assessment subject area exam at the level set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Use technology, research skills, problem solving, communication and critical thinking within the teaching profession.



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


The Social Studies Education program is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Social Studies




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