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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Degree

The Department of History and Anthropology at UCM provides opportunities for you to study the human experience, cultures and civilization. Social studies education is designed to train future social studies teachers.

Why Choose Social Studies at UCM?

  • UCM has special facilities for history students, including the university's museum and archives.
  • Internships in this program include the Truman Library, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, and at archives/ museums in Jefferson City, Johnson County and Henry County, and more.
  • The Department of History and Anthropology have numerous scholarship opportunities.

What will I study?
In this program, you will take a variety of social science courses in the disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

Courses include:

  • Education Measurement and Evaluation
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Student Teaching
  • Writing in the Social Sciences

What can I do with a degree in Social Studies?

  • Social Studies Teacher (9-12 grades)

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Social Studies, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • Student Missouri State Teachers Association
  • Student Missouri National Education Association
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • Phi Alpha Theta

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

UCM's Department of History and Anthropology has a distinguished reputation. Its faculty is dedicated to your growth and professional development, in addition to being actively involved in research, writing and public service. Faculty members have published many books and articles, participated in regional, national and international conferences, and received numerous grants and awards for study and research.

Learn more about Social Studies at UCM:
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