Are you interested in teaching social studies to young minds? Learn how to confidently and competently bring the social sciences to life for the next generation in the Integrated Social Studies Education program at Ashland University.
This major combines the strengths of the College of Arts and Sciences with the experience of our College of Education, which has been recognized as one of the leading teacher preparation programs in Ohio. Together, these distinguished departments will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful secondary social studies teacher.
What to Expect
In this distinctive program, you can expect to spend about half of your study in the fields of history, political science, psychology, sociology, economics and geography, and the other half learning the art of classroom teaching for a well-balanced education. You’ll get classroom experience as early as your freshman year to observe and assist, and will become more involved each year, ultimately undertaking your student teaching experience your senior year.
The Integrated Social Studies Education program is nationally recognized for excellence because of the caliber of education delivered by our College of Education. Students are the number one priority of faculty members who will actively mentor you in your coursework, projects, and research.
Other program benefits include:
- Receive individual attention in small class sizes
- Learn from education and social science professors who are strong classroom teachers and highly regarded in their fields
- Participate in the Ashbrook Scholar program and receive a $2,000 annual renewable scholarship
- Stand out to potential employers by participating in our five year BA-to-MA program, where you’ll earn both your bachelor’s degree and your Master of Arts in American History and Government
- Benefit from professional development workshops taught by professors for elementary, middle grade, and high school social studies education
As a graduate of this program, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and licensure preparation needed to start your career immediately after graduation.